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Manx Angel Fact File

Everything you need to know about Angels.

One Ounce of Gold

Many countries now issue a one ounce bullion coin, to be sold at a very low premium over the intrinsic gold value.
The Manx version is the Angel, although there are also some Gold Bullion Crowns.
Angels were introduced in 1984, in a proof version only, in four weights from one ounce to fractional sizes of half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce.
Both proof and bullion versions have been issued every year from 1985.

The Angel Family

Gold Angels have been produced in a number of different sizes and weights, from one ounce to one twenty-fifth of an ounce, as detailed below, although the quarter ounce version is no longer produced.

Angel - A New Design With A 500 Year Old Tradition

Angels were first issued for Edward IV of England in 1464, and continued to be issued until the reign of Charles I in 1642.
The archangel Michael is shown killing a dragon.

Low Premium Over Gold Content

As with most one ounce gold bullion coins, they are made available to world bullion dealers at a 3% premium over the current gold fix, so that after distribution costs, the coins would be available to investors in quantity at about 4% to 5% over intrinsic gold values, and possibly about 10% premium for single pieces.

Higher Premium on Smaller Sizes

The fractional sizes are issued at higher premiums than for the one ounce versions. The fractional coins have never been as popular as the full one ounce coins, usually only being purchased as singles.

VAT Free From January 2000

In Britain investment gold coins became VAT free.

Continuous Service from Chard

Chard have maintained a dealing service for both collectors and investors in bullion and numismatic coins since 1964.

Technical Specifications

The following table summarises the specifications of all the sizes.

SizeDiameterWeightAlloyGold Content Gold Content
 mms.Grams/1.000GramsTroy Ounces
Twenty Five Ounce 1989 848.2750.917777.58525.0000
Twenty Ounce 198857678.6720.917622.11620.0000
Fifteen Ounce 1987 - 198850508.9575.917466.54415.0000
Ten Ounce 1985 - 198856339.3350.917311.05710.0000
Five Ounce 1985 - 198850169.6680.917155.5295.0000
One Ounce 1984 - 198832.6934.0500.91731.1041.0000
One Ounce 1994 - 32.6931.1035.999931.10351.0000
Half 1985 - 198827.0017.0250.91715.5520.5000
Half 1994 - 27.0015.5517.999915.55170.5000
Quarter 1985 - 199122.008.5130.9177.7760.2500
Quarter 1994 - 22.007.7758.99997.77580.2500
Tenth 1984 - 199216.503.4120.9173.1100.1000
Tenth 1984 - 199216.503.1103.99993.1100.1000
Twentieth 1986 - 1987161.6970.9171.55510.0500
Twentieth 1988 - 1993151.6970.9171.55510.0500
Twentieth 1994 - 141.5551.99991.55510.0500
Twenty Fifth 1.2441.99991.24410.0400


Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy or Fineness = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Gold Content = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

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