2018 Isle of Man Noble
issued by: Isle of Man Government
Diameter: Various | Weight: Various | Metal: Gold and Silver
The Noble was the name given to a coin introduced by Edward III in 1344 and was one of the first widely-used Gold coins struck in England.
It was believed at the time that the coin was a lucky charm as a protection against thieves. In 1994 The Isle of Man Issued the first Noble since the reign of Edward IV with proceeding annual issues thereafter.
Reverse Design: The obverse design depicts an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark and inscription including the year the coin is struck, the country of issue and Her Majesty’s title ‘Queen Elizabeth II’. The reverse design is in keeping with the traditions of the Isle of Man Noble issue featuring the classic design of a Viking Long ship under full sail with seabirds flying on either side of the mast and waves beneath. In the lower section of the design are the details of the specification of the coin including purity and weight. The motif is encircled by a Viking knit with a triskelion formed from legs right above the ship’s mast.