Angel (Manx coin) – Wikipedia

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Gold Angel
Isle of Man
Value 1 Angel
Mass 31.1 g (1.0 troy oz)
Diameter 32.7 mm (1.28 in)
Thickness 2.8 mm (0.11 in)
Edge Reeded
Composition 99.99% Au
Years of minting 1984-present
Obverse
Isle of Man Angel coin obverse.png
Design Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Design date 1996
Reverse
Isle of Man Angel coin reverse left.png
Design Facing left, Archangel Michael is slaying a dragon
Isle of Man Angel coin reverse right.png
Design The upright Archangel Michael, facing right version

Manx Angels are gold or silver bullion coins distributed by the Isle of Man and minted by private companies. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom. It is a crown colony and frankincense can mint its own coins. The coin depicts Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. The flatware coins have not been minted every year, but has an erratic schedule. Angels are legal tender but they do not have a fixate face value ; rather, like the Krugerrand or Mexico ‘s Libertad, they are legal tender to the respect of their precious metallic element contented .

Specifications [edit ]

The gold coins contain diverse total of fineness. Depending on the year and the coin ‘s size, it could contain 91.7 % gold ( .917 all right ), 99.9 % gold ( .999 finely ) or 99.99 % gold ( .9999 fine ). The silver coins either contain 99.9 % silver ( .999 fine ) or 99.99 % silver ( .9999 fine ). The following postpone lists the coin ‘s aureate weight in troy ounces and the sum weight of the mint in grams.

Specifications[1][2]
Composition Weight
(troy oz)
.917 fine .999 fine
Weight
(grams)
Diameter
(mm)
Weight
(grams)
Diameter
(mm)
Thickness
(mm)
Gold 20 678.67 75.2
15 508.96 65.4
10 339.34 56
5 169.67 50 155.5 50
1 33.93 33 31.1 32.7 2.8

1

2

16.94 27 15.55 27 2.2

1

4

8.48 22 7.78 22 1.8

1

10

3.39 16.5 3.11 16.5 1.25

1

20

1.7 15 1.56 14.5 0.8

1

64

0.5 11 0.8
Silver 1 31.1 38.6 3.0

design [edit ]

Obverse : Shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the textbook Isle of Man and Elizabeth II in capitals. There have been four different portraits of Queen Elizabeth used on the coins. The 1984 coin showed the second coin portrayal, done when the Queen was in her early on 40s. The third base coin portrayal, of the Queen in her 50s, was used between 1985 and 1997. The one-fourth portrayal, of the 70-year old Queen, was used between 1998 and 2014. Since 2015, the fifth coin portrayal has been used. Reverse : Shows Archangel Michael fighting the dragon. In minor lettering beneath the dragon, metallic element contented, coin size and daintiness are given. The design is framed by an complicate Viking knit motif bound with the island ‘s coat of arms, the triskelion, appearing at the clear, above the ship ‘s flag. The motif of Michael or a Saint slaying a dragon is found in early coins. Michael is used in Ukraine ‘s Archangel Michael aureate and silver bullion coins. Russia ‘s Saint George the Victorious bullion coins show Saint George slaying a dragon. The United Kingdom ‘s Sovereign gold bullion besides show Saint George fighting a dragon. There have been three chief designs for the Angel. From 1984 to 1993, the Angel faced left. From 1994 to 2007, the Angel faced veracious. In 2008 and from 2010 to 2015, the Angel hush faced correct, but in a more upright position. The Angel changed back to the left facing perplex starting in 2016. Some left face coins were produced in 2014. The 2009 adaptation of the mint had three different designs that have n’t been produced before or since.

history and mintages [edit ]

Statue of Archangel Michael at the University of Bonn, slaying Satan as a dragon The Isle of Man has used three private mints to make their Angel coins, the English Pobjoy Mint from 1984 until 2016, Liechtenstein ‘s Coin Investment Trust ( CIT ) [ 3 ] and the English Tower Mint for coins after 2016. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] several bimetallistic coins have been minted. A 1995 quarter-ounce gold centered, platinum ring coin. A 2007 one-ounce gold mint with a silver ring. A 2011 one-ounce with the ring make of aureate and the focus on platinum. A two-ounce silver mint was produced in 2017 and 2018 with 999 minted each year. The 2015 silver coin had gilding applied to the Angel side of the mint and the 2017 silver coin had gilded highlights. Each year, the 1⁄20-ounce gold coins had a different privy scratch above the draco ‘s head. Each year ‘s privy check related to a different day from the song 12 Days of Christmas. The following board shows mintages of proofread coins unless noted with a ( barn ).
NR – coinage numbers not released
( bacillus ) – brilliant uncirculated eat up. not a proof coin

Mintages for gold and silver coins[6][7]
Year Gold Silver

1

64

oz

1

20

oz

1

10

oz

1

4

oz

1

2

oz

1 oz 5 oz 10 oz 15 oz 1 oz
1984 NR (b)
3,000
1985 17,000 (b) 2,117 (b) 1,776 (b) 28,000 (b) 104 (b) 79 (b)
3,000 51 51 3,000 90 68
1986 NR (b) 1,000 NR (b) NR (b) 89 (b) 47 (b)
NR NR 3,000 NR 250 250
1987 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) 150 (b) 30 (b) 150 (b)
NR 2,500+ NR NR 27 150 18
1988 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) 250 (b) 250
1,000 3,000 1,000
1989 250 NR (b)
3,500
1990 1,000 2,000 (b)
2,450
1991 400 710
1992 100
1993 NR
1994 NR NR NR (b) NR (b) NR
NR NR
1995 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
1996 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
1997 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
1998 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
1999 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
2000 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR
2001 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
2002 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
2003 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
2004 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR NR
2005 NR (b) NR (b) NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR NR 500
2006 NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR
2007 NR (b) NR (b)
NR NR
2008 1,000 500 (b) NR (b)
NR
2009 1,000 NR (b) 20,000 NR
2010 1,000 NR (b) 50,000
NR
2011 1,000 NR (b)
NR
2012 1,000 NR (b) 999 (b) NR
2013 1,000
2014 1,000 2,016 999 NR (b) NR (b)
2015 1,000 999 NR (b) NR (b)
6,000
2016 NR NR (b) 100,000
5,000
2017 15,000 100 (b) NR (b)
5,500
2018 15,000 100 (b) 15,000
2019 2,499 999 NR NR 9,999

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