Proof, .917 Fine Gold, First Year of Issue, Mintage: 20,000
16.5 mm (5/8”), 3.2 grams (1/10 Troy oz)
HISTORY: Isle of Man is an island in the Irish Sea, off the west coast of Great Britain and Ireland. It has been inhabited since earlier than 6500 BC and has a storied history. Today it remains a territory of Britain.
REVERSE: Pobjoy Mint, County of Surrey, England, released the very first Gold Angel coin, depicting a classical image of Saint Michael with heavily feathered wings astride a fiery dragon, a spear thrust through its neck. A Celtic band appears in the surround, which is broken at the top of the coin with an image of the Isle of Man Triskeles. The exergue states “FINE GOLD 1/10 OUNCE” and “ANGEL.”