Buy 2020 2 oz Isle of Man One Noble Piedfort Proof Silver Coin
Since the early 80s, the Isle of Man has issued Noble coins. In spite of their wild success worldwide, they are not produced every year. This limited production has led to the coins becoming increasingly collectible each year.
The prominent reverse illustration portrays a broad Viking ship with the Isle of Man effigy under full sail. The 2020 Noble is better than ever this year as it is hit with unique smartminting technology.
Since the Isle of Man is part of the British Commonwealth, it features a very similar obverse to British Royal Mint coins. The obverse features Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, that replaced Ian Rank Broadley’s design used in the past.
Any architecture element would be bolder than it was before, from the ultra-high relief of the ship's bow to the wind-filled sails. When you look at this coin, you can almost see the breeze.
The architecture of this piedfort is framed by an intricate border design with a Viking motif. You would see the triskele, which is the coat of arms of the Isle of Man at the top of this pattern.
Oddly, Nobles are legal currency but they do not have a set face value; instead, they are legal tender for the value of their precious metal material, like the Krugerrand and Libertads.
During the Middle Ages, Piedfort coins were produced in France and Great Britain, with the first French Piedforts appearing in the 12th century. T hey were minted in piedfort form to keep them from being lost among ordinary circulating coins.
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