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Noble Bullion: The Iconic Isle of Man Coin

Gold Noble bullion coins are a rare and remarkable assets highly sought after by serious gold investors. Featuring a full troy ounce (31.103 grams) of .9999 24 carat gold, these highly valuable coins represent an exceptional investment opportunity together with fascinating historical reference. Assets like this don’t come round very often so get in touch with CoinInvest now while stocks last.

Buying Angel-Noble coins

Noble coins are available for purchase from the CoinInvest online store. To claim your prized asset, click on the image above to go through to the product description page and “add to cart” indicated by the orange strip to the right of your selected coin.

Gold Noble: Exquisite commemorative coins from the Isle of Man

The Noble gold coin is part of a series of commemorative, high purity bullion issued by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man. This extremely collectible series is most popular for its striking quality, a .9999 purity in fine gold and silver, brilliant and varied designs and extremely low mintages making the coins rare and highly collectible.

The Noble was the first English gold coin produced in high volume and was introduced during the second coinage of King Edward III in 1344-1346. The coins replace the Gold penny and the Florin.

In an attempt to stop the coins from drifting over to the continent, the value of all gold Nobles was raised in 1464, and a new coin, the "Rose Noble", or "Ryal" was launched. However, it proved to be unpopular and was discontinued after 1470.

The gold Angel was originally called the "Noble Angel", as it depicted Archangel Michael on the obverse side. However, the name was soon shortened to "Angel". Unlike the Rose Noble, the Angel became a very popular and important coin.

This was an English hammered coin, originally struck in the "first" reign of Edward IV (1461-1470). Gold Nobles were minted from 1465 through to 1643, and subsequently form a fascinating series of high value collectible coins that come in numerous rare varieties. Considering the coins gold content combined with its historical heritage there is little wonder these coins highly sought after commodities.

The tradition of Noble coins was revived after 522 years when the "modern" Gold Angel - Isle of Man series was launched . The 1983 Gold Noble proof quality bullion coin was struck by the Pobjoy Mint, an organization that specializes in reviving traditional coinage in the form of non-circulating commemorative coins. The first coins were struck on 99.9% pure gold and in 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz. denominations.Although they have legal tender status, no face value is credited to any of the coins.

The 1/20 ounce denomination was later added to the series, together with proof .9999 pure fine gold versions. The series expanded further by including silver, platinum, bi-metallic, privy mark, and ultra-high relief issues. The large number of versions, all standing out for their superior quality, had one thing in common: they were struck in very low volume, most versions not exceeding mintages of 1,000 pieces. These specifics make Noble coins not only intriguing for the enthusiastic numismatist, but challenging for the demanding collector as well.

Furthermore, Noble coins are singled out by collectors who are enchanted with the traditions attached to them-notably their alleged propensity to bring good luck and cure ailments.

Noble Design

Gold Noble coins are 99.9% or 99.99% pure, silver coins have a fineness of .9999, while platinum coins are made of 99.95% pure platinum.

On the obverse side, Noble coins bear different versions of the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Isle of Man’ s head of state, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The initial Raphael David Maclouf version was replaced by a series of depictions of the aging monarch while on the 2012 issue there is a double portrait of the young and older Queen. Inscribed around her are the words ELIZABETH II-ISLE OF MAN, and the coin’s year of issue.

On the reverse, we find three magnificent designs of Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. The designs are superb in their detail of the angel’s halo, spear and wings. Inscribed at the bottom is the word ANGEL, the coins’ denomination, and the purity, albeit not always. The dramatically sculpted images of St. Michael the Archangel battling the Devil masquerading in the form of a fierce dragon depict the triumph of Good over Evil. The reverse side is adorned with a dotted decorative ring.

The production of the Angel-Noble coin

The official issuer of Noble coins is the Pobjoy Mint, a private-sector mint which mostly produces non-circulating, legal tender commemorative coins mainly aimed at collectors. Combining age-old, long-forgotten numismatic customs with high tech manufacturing procedures, the mint has an unbroken tradition of crafting precious metals into works of art for over 350 years.

Pobjoy Mint is Europe’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious private mint, famous for the superior quality legal tender circulating coinage struck on behalf of national treasuries all around the world.

The mint also issues medallions and tokens for central banks and major companies throughout the world from its premises in Surrey, England. The Pobjoy Mint's Gold Noble coin is quoted daily by the Financial Times and Reuters.

The Pobjoy Mint Quality Assurance

To be on the safe side, do some research together and have both coin and certificate checked by an expert before you purchase. Of course, if you buy on line from a reputable dealer like CoinInvest you can be assured that our experts have already verified the authenticity of the coins.

To test validity of Noble gold coins we compare the specific dimensions, weight, purity and inscriptions of individual pieces and check the designs on both sides against photos of an original coin. Reputed manufacturers, such as the Pobjoy Mint have their little secrets to ensure safety against fraud - and every small detail matters. If you know what to look for, you will avoid buying counterfeit coins.

Be extra careful with coins that are not encapsulated, and rest assured that you are making a priceless addition to your collection and investment portfolio.

Selling Noble coins

The rarity of Noble coins makes them a much sought after commodity and as a leading dealer of precious metals, CoinInvest is always keen to hear from anybody with this type of coin for sale.

If you are looking to sell Noble gold coins, do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to prepare a fixed fee offer on your behalf and confirm the same by email. Please note the offer has a time limit which will also be confirmed by email.

CoinInvest offer excellent rates to sellers based on the latest gold spot prices, so get in touch now and cash in on your Noble gold coins.

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