|Country||Isle of Man|
|Face Value||1 Noble|
|Technique||smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)|
The Noble coins have been issued by Isle of Man since the early 80’s. Despite their world-wide popularity, they were not minted every year. This had added to the coins allure as previous issues can be difficult to find.
The famous reverse design depicts a viking long ship under full sail with the IOM effigy on the obverse. This year’s Noble is better than ever as it’s struck using CIT’s exclusive smartminting© technology! From the ultra high relief of the ship’s bow to the wind filled sails, every design aspect will be bolder than it was before!
You can almost feel the wind when you look at this coin! The design of this double thick piedfort is framed by an elaborate viking motif border design. Along the top of this design, you will see the triskele which is IOM’s coat of arms.
Interestingly, 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 obverse features Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, that replaced Ian Rank Broadley’s design used in the past.
This 2 oz .999 silver crown size 2020 edition with proof finish is limited to 999 pieces and will surely be a significant item in any collection.