City barmaid speaks of delight after Sheffield ‘Robin Hood’ gives her £400 gold coin
One of the first Sheffielders to benefit from the generosity of a mystery artist inspired by the city’s historic association with Robin Hood has revealed how much she has won.
Jade Taylor, aged 28, of Bradfield, says ‘Robin Loxley’ gifted her a gold guinea worth around £400 after she won a competition to attract new followers to his Instagram account.
Jade, who works as a barmaid at The Nag’s Head pub on Loxley Road, says she was initially wary of giving the anonymous artist her home address but admitted the prospect of getting her hands on some gold was too tempting to resist.
“It’s not every day that a gold coin is up for grabs,” she said.
“Three days after winning the competition I received a white envelope containing a certificate and the gold coin. But the envelope was not addressed so it must have been hand-delivered.
“Later that night I messaged Loxley to thank them for my coin, and they asked me to upload a photo and video onto my Instagram account to prove the coin was real.
“They also told me that the coin was a 1762 gold quarter guinea and was quite rare and worth around £400.
“Since this Loxley has given away three more gold coins, and stacks of cash stuck to lamp posts, phone boxes, walls, and windows.
“It is getting more interesting every day.”
Robin Loxley has been creating a buzz online in Sheffield since he started giving away cash and gold to members of the public, as well as leaving works of art in prominent places in the town.
In an exclusive interview with The Star earlier this month he said he wanted to be generous to people who deserved it, but that he also hoped to draw attention to causes he cared about, such as the closure of high street shops struggling against the might of internet giants like Amazon.
He added that his campaign would grow over the next few months with more giveaways and artistic statements in Sheffield and other major UK cities.