Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Manx Treasury launches first new coins in 13 years

Manx coins Image copyright Treasury
Image caption The redesigned coins feature images including a Viking longboat, seabirds and the Triskelion

The first new set of Isle of Man coins for 13 years has been launched by the Manx Treasury.

The set of seven includes a new version of the five-pound coin, which was first introduced on the island in 1981.

The coins, produced by the London-based Tower Mint, will be unveiled at the Tynwald library at midday.

All have the year of issue and QUEEN ELIZABETH II - ISLE OF MAN inscribed on one side and an "intrinsically Manx" image on the other, the Treasury said.

The images include a Manx shearwater, Manx cat, the Triskelion and a Viking longship.

The set features five, ten, twenty and fifty pence pieces and one, two and five pound coins.

Manx currency

  • As a Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man issues its own banknotes and coins
  • These, in common with UK coins, bear the portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
  • Isle of Man coins and notes are not legal tender in the UK, but UK coins and notes are accepted on the island

Source: The Royal Mint

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