The Isle of Man’s annual gold bullion coin, the Angel, is now
available from the Pobjoy Mint.
Sales of the 2016 coin began on Jan. 21, continuing a bullion series
that began in 1984. The reverse for this legal tender .999 fine gold
coin depicts a modern version of archangel St. Michael slaying the dragon.
Approved by Buckingham Palace, this coin carries an effigy of Queen
Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The original angel is a gold coin introduced into England by Edward
IV in 1465 as a new issue of the noble. Based on a French coin, the
angelot or ange, its name was derived from the angel in the design.
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A truly iconic coin, the angel was thought to bring good luck and
health and was traditionally given to sufferers of the “King’s evil,”
the disease scrofula, in a mediaeval ceremony intending to cure them
with the “royal touch.”
The 2016 bullion coin weighs 31.103 grams and measures 32.7
millimeters in diameter. The coin has an unlimited mintage, and each
coin is shipped in a heat-sealed pack housed in a Pobjoy Mint blue
Customers can purchase the coin directly from the Pobjoy Mint
website in single coin and multi-coin quantities, with the price
changing daily to reflect the daily metal fix price. Delivery price
will depend on order quantities.
American Precious Metals Exchange will also be selling the coin,
once the company obtains inventory, according to Beth Caspar, director
of U.S. sales and operations for the Pobjoy Mint.
To learn more, or order the coins from Pobjoy Mint, visit its website.