Buy the 2010 Isle of Man Angel gold 1oz coin
Since medieval 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 highly collectable fine gold coin displays the triumph of good over evil with a classical and forceful image of St Michael's victory over the dragon.
Now, to celebrate the 25th Year of the Gold Angel, the Pobjoy Mint have produced a third design which combines the classic appeal of the original, with elements such as the Celtic band and feathered wings, and a more powerful image of Saint Michael slaying the Dragon. A repetition of the Triskeles symbol also appears in the centre of the St George's cross on the shield.
In medieval 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 bears a portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley with the inscription
ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN 2010
Designed by Leslie Lindsay, this is the third type design of the Angel reverse.
|Alloy||24 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||1oz|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Lesley Lindsay|
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