Issued for the Isle of Man in 1965 to mark the bicentenary of the revestment act. Struck in 0998 fineness, 23.5 ct gold, this three coin set features Humphrey Paget's portrait of Elizabeth II on the obverse. The reverse bears the Manx Coat of Arms.
Popular with coin collectors and numismatists, this gold coin set comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
The coins have light surface marks on the coins and have been reduced in price to reflect this.
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.
Please note that the coins in these sets quite a few light surface marks, scuffs and scratches. 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. If you are looking for an aFDC set click here.
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an act of Tynwald made the tokens issued by John Murray legal tender, until 1840, when the Victorian issue of 1839 was withdrawn from circulation.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
The obverse features Thomas Humphrey Paget's portrait of Elizabeth II and the inscription:
BICENTENARY OF THE REVESTMENT ACT 1765 1965.
Designed by John Hobson Nicholson, the reverse bears the Isle of Man coat of arms within a border of a Celtic braid and 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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