Isle of Man Gold Crown

  • Diameter: 14mm, 16.5mm, 22mm, 27mm and 32.69mm for denominations twenty fifth ounce, tenth, fifth, a half and one ounce respectively
  • Weight: 1.24g, 3.11g, 6.28g, 15.55g, 31.1g for denominations twenty fifth, tenth, fifth, a half and one ounce respectively
  • Mint: Pobjoy Mint
  • Tax status: No sales tax or VAT.
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The Isle of Man Gold Crown coin debuted in 1988. These coins have been issued in limited quantities since then. It is a bullion coin that attracts investors from all over the world. Pobjoy Mint is an established mint that is known all over the world for its ability to mint high quality precious stones. Isle of Man Gold Crown is a unique type of precious stone that has contributed to the growing fame of the Isle of Man Island which is its origin.

The Isle of Man Gold Crown comes in different denominations, a twenty-fifth-ounce, tenth-ounce, fifth-ounce, a half-ounce and one-ounce coins. All the denominations have a similar gold purity of 99.99% while the other specifications differ from one coin to the other. The twenty-fifth-, tenth- and fifth- ounce crown weigh 1.24g, 3.11g and 6.28g with widths of 14mm, 16.5mm and 22mm respectively. On the other hand, the half- and one-ounce gold crown weigh 15.55g and 31.1g with respective widths of 27mm and 32.69mm.

The obverse of Isle of Man Gold crown features either an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right or the Queen’s bust-size engravement facing forward-left at its center. As expected, the inscriptions also differ depending on the denomination and the year of minting. Likewise, the reverse side features at least one Manx cat image with variations based on year of mint and denomination. For example, the reverse of the one-tenth coin has a cat on the left facing right flanked by two kittens to her right. In almost all denominations, the face values appear just below the image of the cat(s).

The Isle of Man Gold Crown is product of the British Pobjoy Mint. The Mint was established by Derek Pobjoy in 1965 after he acquired a coin press following his exit from his father’s masonry and jewelry business. As far back as 1974, British Pobjoy Mint has been producing and selling coins and stamps internationally. It has also struck commemorative, pattern and circulating coins for almost 20 percent of the central banks and governments globally. Trading in this coin does not attract sales tax or VAT.

Additional information

Country of Origin

Isle of Man






Pobjoy Mint