The Pobjoy Mint continues a series of privy marked Angel gold coins
for the Isle of Man to celebrate “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — the
2014 edition’s mark represents “11 pipers piping.”
The privy mark, a tiny addition to the coin design distinguishing
the coin from the standard version, appears on the reverse. The mark
is to the right of the design of Archangel Michael slaying the dragon,
from the 1984 Angel gold coin.
Three reverse designs have appeared on the Angel since the Isle of
Man began the program in 1984, and in honor of the 30th anniversary,
the first design is again used for this coin.
The Proof 2014 20th-ounce .9999 fine gold coin has been approved by
Buckingham Palace and bears an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian
Rank-Broadley on the obverse. The coin is legal tender in the Isle of Man.
The coin is the penultimate in a 12-year series honoring the
different verses of the popular song with representative privy marks.
The 2014 privy mark coin weighs 1.55 grams, measures 15 millimeters
in diameter and has a mintage limit of 1,000 pieces.
The coin retails for $175.
To order, or for more information, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.
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