The Isle of Man is a Crown dependency of Britain with the power of self-governance. Located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, the modern island turns to Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state, but was long ruled by various Gaelic tribes and even the Vikings under the reign of King Magnus III of Norway. 2018 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Noble Coins are now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside of a protective capsule!
- Beautiful modern depiction of the noble design concept!
- Mintage limited to 100 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- On the obverse side is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse field includes a vision of a Viking longship.
King Edward III is credited with the introduction of one of the first widely distributed gold coins in British history. Though the Kingdom of England had previously issued the gold penny and florin coins during the reign of King Henry III more than a century earlier, those coins were never immensely popular and not widely circulated in the kingdom.
The English gold noble proved so popular that it also spawned the half noble and quarter noble options. All three were popular and produced in greater quantities than any other gold coin previously issued. The coin was initially set with a face value of six shillings and eight pence. The weights of the coins were continually changed to maintain that value until 1464 when the value finally had to be increased as well.
On the obverse of 2018 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Noble Coins is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in a right-profile portrait created by Jody Clark for the Pobjoy Mint. She is shown wearing the George IV State Diadem, a crown commissioned in 1820 with a total of 1,333 diamonds included in its design.
The obverse of historic English gold nobles typically featured an ornate cross design during the reign of King Edward III, while others used their own designs. The reverse of most English gold noble coins had a sailing vessel with the reigning monarch depicted in the ship in front-facing relief.
The reverse of these 2018 1 oz Gold Isle of Man Noble Coins points to the Norse history of the Isle of Man. In keeping with the English gold noble, a sailing vessel is featured, but in this case, it is a Viking longship. From the 9th century when Norsemen took control of the island from Gaelic tribes until the Treaty of Perth in 1266, the Vikings controlled the Isle of Man.
2018 Gold Isle of Man Noble Coins have protective plastic capsules and arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Pobjoy Mint.
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