The 2016 Isle of Man Angel silver bullion coin
The 2016 Isle of Man Angel silver bullion coin is in my opinion probably the best made Bullion coin of the year, its sheer beauty, design, quality & attention to detail is second to none. The Third design in the coin’s illustrious history produced by the Pobjoy mint it Follows in the success of the Gold Bullion Angel coin produced in 1984 which won the prestigious Coin of the year award for excellence, I personally think this will be one of the most sought after bullion coins for collectors in the years to come.
Each 2016 Isle of Man Angel silver bullion coin has been struck four times in contrast to the single strike on a normal bullion coin to produce a Beautiful Reverse proof coin of the highest quality & standard, it features a stunning modern design of the Angel St. Michael battling the dragon with a frosted-finish background sculpted in striking relief. A truly amazing coin which carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a frosted background, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS on the obverse.
Sadly I Fear my photo’s do not do it justice but a link to the available product is below.
Manufacturer: Pobjoy Mint
Dimensions: 38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams): 31.1
History of the coin
Originally the Angel was a gold coin introduced into England by King Edward IV in 1465 as a new issue of the Noble also called the Angel-noble. It was Based on a French coin which had been issued since 1340, the Angelot or Ange, depicts the Archangel St. Michael slaying the Dragon.
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.
The Pobjoy Mint
Following in a wide range of family enterprises ranging from The Pobjoy Aero engineering company which made Spitfire wings in ww2 to the Pobjoy Jewellery & masonry Business, The Pobjoy family can trace their association with medals, metal craftsmanship and regalia back over 300 years right up to the Pobjoy mint was set up by Derek Pobjoy in 1965 after he purchased his first coin press.
Since 1974 the Pobjoy mint has produced commemorate & pattern coins for nearly 20% of the worlds governments, central banks and major companies, renowned for its high quality production of coins and medals, since 1984 they have been presented with 18 awards and accolades including over 18 coin of the year awards, the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1990; the Vreneli-Preis, by Münzen-Revue for outstanding contribution to numismatics and the ISO 9001 2008 quality mark, which was awarded by BSI in recognition of the overall high standards of quality and customer service achieved by the Pobjoy mint, culminating now in the Pobjoy mint wining the International Mint of the Year award 2016.
Based in the English county of Surrey, The Pobjoy mint has also been at the forefront of innovation, It developed the world’s first satisfactory man-made precious metal, Virenium, which has since been successfully used in high denomination coinage since 1978, the first braille coin, the first hologram coin, the first spinning coin, the first diamond shaped coin & the first British fine gold 999.9 coin & is responsible for the revival of many age-old, long-forgotten numismatic customs.
The 2016 Isle of Man Angel silver bullion coin is by far the best New Silver bullion coin to come out on the market and in my opinion the best Bullion coin on sale today and to top it all off:
its British! 🙂
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