Every year the Isle of Man Treasury issues a special 1/20oz Gold Angel bearing a special Privy Mark on its reverse reflecting a Christmas theme. This special edition has a limited edition of 1,000 coins worldwide, making this a perfect collector’s coin.
Since 2004 the Privy Mark on these special Christmas Angels have taken us on a journey through the 12 Days of Christmas with the Privy Mark each year representing a different verse of the well-known Christmas carol. This year’s coin carries a Privy Mark representing ‘Twelve Drummers Drumming’ and is the final coin in this 12 coin series.
Since medieval times, Angel coins bearing the design of the Archangel Michael slaying the Dragon have been thought to bring good luck and health to the bearer and this modern Angel, which is one of the World’s foremost bullion coins, continues to uphold this remarkable tradition.
This design for this 24 Carat Gold proof legal tender 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.
Each coin has been produced to the highest quality and is detailed to perfection having been struck four times to achieve stunning sculpted reliefs contrasted against a mirror brilliant background – the famous Pobjoy Proof finish.