Buy the 1965 Isle of Man 200th Anniversary of Revestment Act Gold Proof 3 Coin Set
This 1965 three coin set is struck in 0.9800 fineness, 23.5 carat gold to a proof finish. This set is graded aFDC.
The gold coins were the first to be issued by the Isle of Man government. The obverse bears the beautiful portrait of Elizabeth II by Thomas Humphrey Paget with a reverse design of three armoured and spurred legs of the Manx coat of arms by John Nicholson.
Popular with coin collectors and numismatists, this coin set comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
This set is stunning and is one of our favourites. The Manx government issued gold coins for the first time in 1965. This three coin set comprises a five pounds, sovereign (pound), and half sovereign and commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Revestment Act of 1765.
Both proof and uncirculated mint sets were issued in 1965.
The set contains a certificate and a note saying:
The Isle of Man
Situated in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man has a unique constitutional history and government. The Norse Viking kings who ruled it until 1265 established its parliament of Tynwald (Old Norse Thingvøllr), the oldest continuous parliamentary assembly in the world. After a period when its rule passed between England and Scotland it came under the English crown. Henry IV, (1399 - 1413), granted it to Sir John Stanley whose descendants, the Earls of Derby and, through the female line, the Dukes of Atholl, were Lords of Man until 1765, when its "regalities" were revested by purchase in the British Crown. The modern Tynwald consists of a Lieutenant Governor, who is the Queen's representative, a popularly elected lower house, known as the Keys, and an upper house, the Legislative Council.
Man had its own coins, all of which bore the emblem of the three legs and the motto"Quocunque jeceris stabit" (which ever way I am thrown I will stand), from 1679, when an act of Tynwald made the tokens issued by John Murray legal tender, until 1840, when the Victorian issue of 1839 was withdrawn from circulation. since that time British and Irish coins and banknotes have been current. In 1961, the Island issued its own banknotes, in denomination of £5, £1 and 10s.
The proof set comes in a square green presentation box with a gold foil motto on its outer lid below the three legs in a shield. The inner lid is also foil blocked with the following inscription:
THE FIRST GOLD COINAGE OF
THE ISLE OF MAN 1965
ONE OF 1,000 PROOF SETS
Please note that the coins in these sets are *almost FDC, there may be some very small light surface marks. In 1965, it was not standard practice to package proof coins in plastic capsules, the coins often came out of there recesses and were allowed to scratch each other.
We also have a small number of sets where the coins have more scuffs and surface damage and may have been cleaned. These sets are available at a reduced premium of only 5%, ideal for the collector who is looking to own a good example of this portrait and reverse design.
The obverse features Thomas Humphrey Paget's uncouped coin portrait of Elizabeth II. Paget's initials HP are positioned below the bust. Paget designed the coin portraits for Edward VIII and George VI. George VI's portrait is often referred to as 'classic coinage head of the 20th century'.
The coin bears the inscription:
BICENTENARY OF THE REVESTMENT ACT 1765 1965.
Designed by John Hobson Nicholson, the reverse engraving features the Isle of Man coat of arms with the famous three triskele, armoured and spurred legs within the curved triangular shield. The engraver's initials JHN are positioned below the border of a Celtic braid which represents the island's Celtic and Norse origins.
The reverse bears the legend:
QUOCUNQUE · JECERIS · STABIT · 1965 ·
|Whole Coin Set|
|Alloy||23.5 carat gold|
|Total Gold Weight||1.6368 troy ounces|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|
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