This 1980 Isle of Man Crown was issued to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Queen Mother.
The gold coin is struck from 916.7 (22 carat) fine gold and weighs the same as a sovereign; 7.98 grams. The coin comes displayed in a presentation box, along with a certificate of authenticity.
Only 1,000 of these coins were minted.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was born 4th August 1900. At the age of 23 she married Prince Albert who was second in line to the throne.
When Albert's brother, King Edward VIII unexpectedly abdicated the throne in order to persue a relationship with the divorced Wallis Simpson, Prince Albert was made the new King. He took on the role of King George VIII whilst Elizabeth was made Queen Consort.
The obverse features the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The text reads:
ISLE OF MAN
The reverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother with the dates 1900 and 1980 on either side.
The text reads:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Arnold Machin|
|Reverse Designer||Pobjoy Mint Engravers|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Pobjoy Mint|
|Country||Isle of Man|
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