The first British coin to enjoy wide circulation and higher mintage figures was the gold noble. First issued by King Edward III, the noble coinage included derivatives such as the half-noble and quarter noble, all of which were incredibly popular. The 2018 1 oz Silver Isle of Man Noble Coin is currently available to you for online purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective capsule!
- Beautiful rendition of the Gold Noble design concept for the Isle of Man!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- On the obverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the Viking long ship design.
When King Edward III first issued the British Gold Noble coins, the design on the obverse of those pieces depicted the King on a ship sailing the seas while he held a sword in one hand and a shield bearing his official crest in the other.
These new 2018 1 oz Silver Isle of Man Noble Coins borrow from the concept of the original British Gold Noble coins with their design. However, the Isle of Man coins have a unique twist which fits with the history of the island. Controlled for centuries by the Vikings and Kings of Norway, the Isle of Man silver bullion coin features a different kind of ship.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Isle of Man Noble Coin, you’ll find the image of a ship sailing on the seas. This ship is the famed Viking long ship, one of the first vessels constructed by Europeans capable of traveling long distances across the North Atlantic Ocean. Included engravings on this side are the face value of “One Noble,” and the coin’s metal content, purity, and weight.
The obverse of the 2018 Silver Isle of Man Noble Coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Depicting the Queen’s head and upper torso, this design comes from Jody Clark who also created the fifth-generation design issued by the Royal Mint of England starting in 2016. This right-profile portrait on these coins depicts more of the Queen’s figure than official British coins.
These 2018 1 oz Silver Isle of Man Noble Coins are available to you inside of individual capsules. The coins have what the mint calls a “proof quality” appearance, which indicates, in this case, the presence of proof backgrounds that help the frosted design elements stand out further.
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