The Isle of Man is one of several small nations and territories represented in the bullion coin market by products from the Pobjoy Mint. Located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man is a crown dependency that has a rich history of Celtic, Norse, and English culture. Since the 1980s, the Pobjoy Mint has issued the Gold Isle of Man Angels for the small Crown dependency. Now, 1986 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Angels are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic flips!
- 20th-century design based on a 15th century English gold coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of One Angel.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a depiction of the Archangel Michael slaying a dragon.
Isle of Many Angel coins have been available since 1984. The first issues in the series were platinum and gold coins, with a silver option joining the series in 1995. The Pobjoy Mint has been behind the design and release of these coins since 1984, with the images of both Queen Elizabeth II and the Archangel Michael changing with time.
These 1986 Gold Isle of Man Angels flip-flopped the image of Michael compared to the 15th century English gold angel coins upon which they are based. The English gold coin of the 15th century set Michael in a three-quarter relief from the right side, while these coins have Michael in a three-quarter relief from the left side.
The obverse imagery on the 1986 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Angel Coins comes with a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The first effigy of the Queen used on this series, this design is the Pobjoy Mint’s design and is based on the Raphael Maklouf bust of Elizabeth II created for the Royal Mint in 1985. This young image of the Queen shows the monarch wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse side of 1986 Gold Isle of Man Angels is a depiction of the Archangel Michael. In this design, he is featured slaying a dragon by driving a spear through its neck. He holds a shield emblazoned with the Christian cross that protects him from the fire the dragon belches forth from its mouth.
These 1986 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Angel Coins are available to you for purchase today with individual plastic flips. The coins of the early Gold Isle of Man Angel release, through 1991, have 22-karat gold with .9167 fineness.
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