1984 saw the release of Pobjoy Mint’s very first Gold Angel coin, which depicted a classical image of Saint Michael, and 2009 is the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Isle of Man Gold Angel coin.
Perfect bi-metallic Angel!
To commemorate this series of special coins, the Isle of Man Treasury has released a unique Proof 999.9 Gold Angel coin with an outer ring of Proof .999 fine Silver. NGC has graded this coin as a perfect Proof 70 Ultra Cameo! It contains 31.1 grams of Gold and 9.39 grams of Silver. Limited mintage of only 500!
The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.
Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.
The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.