This 1995 1/20 oz Gold Angel Coin was issued by The Pobjoy Mint in the Isle of Man. The coin is struck from 24 carat gold and has a fineness of 999.9. It weighs 1.56 grams and has 0.05 troy ounces of gold.
This coin is supplied loose and does not come in a box. The coin has a diameter of 14.5mm. You may purchase a 16mm capsule for the coin here.
Please note these coins may have red spots, which is a natural process.
Since mediaeval times it has been thought that an Angel coin would possess the unique quality of warding off all forms of illness whilst bringing the bearer good fortune. This Manx angel coin portrays the triumph of good over evil with a classical and forceful image of St Michael's victory over the dragon.
In mediaeval times the Angel was much valued as a touchpiece and bringer of good fortune. First struck in France in 1341, the Angel was adopted in England in 1465 in the reign of Edward IV and also used by King Henry VIII in 1526 as a gift to present to his favoured courtiers on special state occasions.
During the Middle Ages, the Angel was given to sufferers from the skin disease known as 'Kings Evil' at an annual ceremony at which the monarch touched those afflicted. Hence, the image of Archangel Michael's victory over the Dragon was to gain the Gold Angel a legendary reputation as a charm, thought to possess special qualities - warding off all forms of illness and bringing the bearer good fortune.
The obverse portrait is by artist, Raphael Maklouf. It shows Queen Elizabeth II facing right.
ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN 1995
The reverse of the coin features the Archangel Michael, slaying the dragon. This is not too dissimilar to the Benedetto Pistrucci design of St George slaying the dragon.
The text reads:
Au. 999.9 1/20 OUNCE
|Weight / Size||0.05 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.05|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Reverse Designer||Pobjoy Mint Engravers|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Pobjoy Mint|
|Country||Isle of Man|
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