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 Isle of Man effigy on the obverse. This year’s Noble is better than ever as it is struck using 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 Libertad’s, 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 fantastic high relief Noble is already sold out at the mint.
Piedfort coins were first recorded in France and Great Britain during the Middle Ages, with the first French piedforts appearing in the 12th century. The reason the coins were minted in piedfort form was probably to prevent them from being lost among normal circulating coins.
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounces
Manufacturer: Coin Invest Trust
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint Capsule, Window Box, Certificate of Authenticity