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A gold coin bearing the image of St Michael the Archangel slaying the dragon, introduced in the reign of Edward IV (1461–83), and valued at 6s. 8d. It was known originally as the angel‐noble, being a new issue of the noble. It ceased to be legal tender in the reign of Charles I (1625–49). It was the coin given to those who were touched for the king's evil.

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