2010 Gold Coin Features Archangel Michael Slaying Dragon

by Pobjoy Mint Ltd. on October 21, 2010 · 2 comments

Every Christmas the Isle of Man releases a special 1/20 oz Gold Angel of which only a limited number are struck. The privy mark on its reverse reflects the 12 Days of Christmas theme, which make the Angel Coin unique.

2010 Isle of Man Christmas Angel Gold Coin

2010 Isle of Man Christmas Angel Gold Coin

This year the 2010 Christmas Angel gold design features both traditional and new design elements.

Since medieval times, Angel coins bearing the design of Archangel Michael slaying the Dragon have been thought to bring good luck and health to the bearer and the modern Angel Coin, which is one of the World’s foremost bullion coins, continues to uphold this remarkable legend.

1984 saw the release of Pobjoy Mint’s very first Gold Angel coin which depicted a classical image of Saint Michael with heavily feathered wings astride the fiery Dragon. A Celtic band appeared in the surround which was broken at the top of the coin with an image of the Isle of Man Triskeles. The 2010 design combines the classical appeal of the original design, including elements such as the Celtic band and feathered wings, and a powerful modernised 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.

This year is the seventh coin in the 12 days of Christmas series and depicts ‘Seven Swans A-Swimming’ as a privy mark on the Angel coin. This collection will continue for the remaining five years to complete the carol. This legal tender, Proof Fine 999.9 Gold coin has been approved by Buckingham Palace and bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS on the obverse.

The coins are produced to the highest quality and struck four times to produce a stunning mirror — finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief. To view this coin and others in the range please visit www.pobjoy.com.

2010 Isle of Man Christmas Angel Coin Specifications:

Metal Diameter Weight Issue limit
Proof fine 999.9 1/20oz gold 15.00 mm 1.555 grams 1,000

 

About Pobjoy Mint Ltd.

Pobjoy Mint Ltd.The Pobjoy family have been associated with fine metalwork since the Middle Ages. The Company was recently granted permission to use the family Coat of Arms in which the Medieval Popinjay is the central motif.

Over the past three centuries, the Company has been involved in many diverse fields, but they have always been involved in metal, both base and precious.

For the past 100 years the Company has been deeply involved in the development and manufacture of coins, medals and tokens.

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Koichi Ito October 22, 2010 at 2:38 am

What about 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz, and 1 ounce Gold Angel of Isle of Man? Do Pobjoy Mint mint this coin larger than 1/20th ounce?

Debbie Easthope April 6, 2011 at 8:35 am

Hello, I have a 1989 Angel coin, mounted in a barr bracelet. unfourtunatly the bracelet is broken, I took it to one of these scrap places who told me that it needed researching before it I flogged it,
Basicaly I’m after a value to see if it’s worth mending the bracelet or selling the coin, any help you could give would be very welcome.
Thank you

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