Myths and Legends: Morgan le Fay £5 JUST RELEASED!

The third coin in the Myths and Legends £5 series pays tribute to King Arthur’s half sister and legendary enchantress, Morgan le Fay.

2023 UK Morgan le Fay £5
2023 UK Morgan le Fay £5

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The design

The reverse design features a depiction of Morgan le Fay wearing a winged headpiece in an intimidating stance ready to cast her dark powers. David Lawrence, who also designs the other coins in the Myths and Legends series, has perfectly captured her as a force to be reckoned with on this new UK £5.

Morgan le Fay £5 reverse
Morgan le Fay £5 reverse

This is the third and final coin inspired by Arthurian legend in the Myths and Legends series. But what would you like to see on a Myths and Legends £5 next? Let us know in the comments below!

The mythology of Morgan le Fay

In many legends, Morgan le Fay is portrayed as a witch with the ability to fly and shapeshift. However, in alternate versions of Arthurian legend, she plays a pivotal role in helping a wounded King Arthur to the Isle of Avalon where she treats his injuries.

Illustration of Morgan le Fay 
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Illustration of Morgan le Fay
Credit: Frederick Sandys, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Whilst she is sometimes portrayed as a benevolent healer, Morgan le Fay is commonly cast as a villain who seeks to harm King Arthur and anyone associated with him in literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

2023 UK Merlin £5

2023 UK Merlin CERTIFIED BU £5

The second £5 in the series featured mythical wizard Merlin poised with his magical staff, ready to wield his power. If you look closely, you’ll also see Archimedes the owl – a character from author T. H. White’s The Sword in the Stone – sitting serenely on the wizard’s shoulder.

Designer David Lawrence gave collectors a peek at the mythical island Avalon in the background, while Martin Jennings’ portrait of King Charles III featured on the obverse of the coin.

Find out more about the Merlin £5 coin here >>

2023 UK King Arthur £5

King Arthur £5 coin.
2023 UK King Arthur CERTIFIED BU £5

King Arthur featured on the first £5 in the Myths and Legends UK series. The legendary British King was depicted carrying a sword of Merlin’s creation – Excalibur!

Find out more about the King Arthur £5 coin here >>

I’m sure you’ll agree each of these dynamic coins has been a brilliant addition to the Myths and Legends series. Will you be adding Morgan Le Fay to your collection?

2023 UK Morgan le Fay CERTIFIED BU £5

Secure the brand new 2023 UK Morgan le Fay £5 in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging. Click here to order yours >>


  1. Mervyn Hood on August 15, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Hi Kate, the Royal Mint have been issuing a Robin Hood series of Myths and Legends coins in bullion silver for a while now. Couldn’t you (as a representative of Westminster Collection) “badger” them into producing this series in Brilliant Uncirculated format – after all is said and done, they already have the dies necessary for these to be produced as they have done a silver series!! Therefore no additional expense in designing the coins etc., – all they will need to do is to marry up the reverse to a K.C. III obverse instead of (in some instances) the original Q.E. II obverse. I could not (have never) understand why they introduced a totally different BUNC series when they were already producing a silver bullion series.

    • Kate on August 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Mervyn, that is an interesting point! We’ll have to see what The Royal Mint have planned for the next Myths and Legends coins as they have confirmed that the Morgan le Fay £5 is the last one based on Arthurian legend.
      Kind regards, Kate

  2. John Trainor on August 14, 2023 at 9:44 am

    row many coins are in the series and can you inform me when they are isued please

    • Kate on August 14, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Hi John, so far in the Myths and Legends series there have been 3 £5 coins. Whilst we know the Morgan le Fay £5 will be the last one to be based on Arthurian Legend, we don’t know when the next one will be released or what the theme will be. Keep you eyes peeled for further updates, we’ll let you know when we have more info!
      Kind regards, Kate