As the third design released since the first Isle of Man Angel coin was issued in 1984, the 2016 1 oz. Silver Reverse Proof Isle of Man Coin revives interest in this beloved design. Based upon the image of the archangel Michael, this image has been used on British coinage since the 15th century. Today, the 2016 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof Isle of Man Angel coin is available in BU condition on Silver.com.
- Ships in a heat-sealed plastic package.
- Total mintage capped at 100,000 coins for this year’s release!
- Third design in the Isle of Man Angel Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the Angel design.
- Available in BU condition.
The first coin featuring the Angel design was introduced in England by Edward IV in 1465, and was based upon the French coin known as the Angelot. That original gold coin featured a depiction of Michael, the archangel, slaying the dragon and was said to bring good luck and health to those who received it.
Each of these 2016 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof Isle of Man Angel coins has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
On the obverse of the Isle of Man Angel coin is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Sanctioned by Buckingham Palace and created by Ian Rank-Broadley, this is the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty and was created in 1998. It includes simple engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “Isle of Man,” and “2016.”
The reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof Isle of Man Angel Coin is the image of Michael as he slays the fire-breathing dragon. Included in the depiction is Michael standing over the dragon, a long spear in hand and a shield in the other. Engravings are limited to the metal content, purity, and weight of the coin.
A reverse proof coin is a truly beautiful and unique product. A standard proof has mirrored backgrounds and some degree of frosted finish on the design elements. In these reverse proofs, the background on both the obverse and reverse includes a brilliant frosted finish, with mirrored elements on the design sets.
The Pobjoy Mint is a private minting facility located in the United Kingdom. Though it does not strike official British currency, it does produce a variety of circulation and commemorative coinage for countless other nations and island territories.
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