The story of Merlin the wizard is one of the most ancient of English legends. A king tried to build a tower at the foot of Mount Snowdon in the 6th century, but it collapsed overnight. The sages then advised him to sacrifice a child born without a father, mix its blood with lime, and cast it into the tower's foundations. Young Merlin, who didn't have a father, was chosen for the sacrifice. But Merlin convinced the king that the tower collapsed because there is a lake underneath it, where the Red and White dragons fight. The Red Dragon, well known for its victory over the White Dragon, is a symbol of success in ancient English mythology. This coin is a great gift for history aficionados and mythology enthusiasts.