2018 Isle of Man Angel & Noble Silver Bullion Proof Coins

2018 Isle of Man Angel & Noble Silver bullion Proof Coins

I’ve always been a massive fan of the Isle of Man Angel coins since I first brought and sold the 2016 Isle of Man Angel Silver Proof coins, which as far as I am concerned was the best Coin release in 2016 not only because of its Beauty but also because of the quality, design and history surrounding it.

I’m glad to say It’s back as a 15,000 limited edition Silver Proof made by the Tower mint in London along with the Lovely Isle of Man Noble Silver Proof which rivals The Angel for its beauty, design and historical significance, I can’t think of any better collectable coins release than these 2 so far this year!

 

The 2018 Isle of Man Angel 1oz Silver Proof Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Tower Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage:
15.000
Fineness:
999

Each of these 2018 1 oz Isle of Man Silver Angel Coins is available inside of an individual protective capsule. These coins have what the mint considers a “proof quality” appearance. The coins have frosted design sets which stand out against the proof-like background of the coin.

The Saint Michael design on these Isle of Man coins is inspired by the Medieval Gold Angel coin. This coin was first issued by King Edward IV of England in 1465 as a new issue of the noble coin from the 13th century, Englands first mass-produced gold coin. The value of the original Gold Angels ebbed and flowed over time, ranging from 6 shillings 8 pence to 11 shillings.

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’ or scrofula a form of tuberculous skin disease, The Monarch would present the coin to the person in a religious ceremony intending to cure them with the ‘royal touch’ due to the divine rights of sovereigns. This practice was carried on well into the 18th century.

On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Isle of Man Silver Angel Coin is the image of Saint Michael slaying the dragon. This classic concept of the archangel Michael conquering the dragon has been reproduced countless times and is based in part on the concept of the Apocalypse in the Revelation of St. John. The archangel Michael was the commander of the Army of God and squared off against evil forces in the world war between the forces of Heaven and Hell.

The obverse of the Isle of Man Silver Angel Coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Jody Clark, who recently created the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty for the Royal Mint of England, this right-profile portrait depicts the Queen wearing the royal diadem crown upon her head.

 

The 2018 Isle of Man Noble 1oz Silver Proof Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Tower Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage:
15.000
Fineness:
999

The English noble coins were available from 1344 until the reign of King Edward IV in 1464 when the period of so-called Heavy Coinage resulted in a new version of the noble known as the Gold Angel. The original noble designs issued by Englands ruling monarchs featured various reverse designs, but many shared a similar theme of a ship sailing on the horizon on the obverse.

All of these 2018 1 oz Isle of Man Silver Noble Coins borrow heavily from that concept for the reverse design. Each of the individual Isle of Man Silver Nobles you purchase here today come with an individual capsule and what the mint calls a “proof quality” finish. This indicates the presence of frosted design elements and a proof background field for the silver coin.

On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Isle of Man Silver Noble Coin, youll find a Viking long ship on the horizon. This is a fitting choice for a noble coin for the Isle of Man. Inhabited since 6,500 BC, the Isle of Man was ruled over for long periods of time by Norseman from the 9th century onward. In fact, King Magnus III, King of Norway, ruled over the Isle of Man as the King of Mann and the Isles.

The obverse side of the 2018 Isle of Man Silver Noble Coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait was created by Jody Clark, who also created the current Royal Mint of England effigy of the Queen. The ruling monarch of Britain, which now controls the Isle of Man as a crown dependency, is considered the Lord of Mann.

 

The Tower Mint

The Tower Mint was founded in 1976 by acclaimed sculptor Raphael Maklouf (famous for his effigy of Queen Elizabeth II featured on many Commonwealth coins between 1985 to 1997) and has become one of the leading private mints in the UK and the last remaining mint in London.

Since inception in 1976 they have built decades of experience with a strong lasting reputation for minting high quality coins and medals using a unique combination of precision proof and high-volume minting capabilities. Located in Camberwell, South London They offer state of the art production machinery and an in-house team of master craftsmen.

The team includes sculptors, die makers, polishers and minting experts with a combined experience of over 200 years. They have a vision combining dedicated attention to detail of master craftsmans while maintaining high-volume minting capabilities.

In conclusion

Upon hearing that these coins were going to be released I rang the Tower mint and spoke to Elliott Dawson, It was refreshing to hear someone in this industry talk with such passion and pride about the products they were making and he even asked me to let him know what I thought of them as soon as they arrived!

I’ve told him the same as i’m about to say here! The 2018 Isle of Man Angel & Noble silver bullion coins are by far the best Silver bullion coins to come out on the market this year and in my opinion the best Bullion coin on sale today and to top it all off they are made in Britain  🙂

If you have any questions you can ring me on Tel: 0191 2099300 or email me at martin@silvertrader.uk
Sincerely Martin

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