|Country||Isle of Man|
|Face Value||1/64 Noble|
The Noble coins have been issued by Isle of Man since the early 80’s. They are not minted every year, but have an erratic schedule. Nobles are legal tender but they do not have a fixed face value; instead, like the Krugerrand or Mexico’s Libertad, they are legal tender to the value of their precious metal content.
The reverse depicts a viking long ship under full sail. You can almost feel the wind. The design is framed by an elaborated viking knit work with the island’s coat of arms, the triskele, appearing at the top, above the ship’s flag. The obverse features Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, that replaced Ian Rank Broadley’s design used in the past.
This .9999 gold proof edition with a size of 11 mm and a weight of 0.5 g will surely be a significant item in any collection. It is meant as a perfect complement to the silver piedfort coin.