Isle of Man Coins and Stamps
2021 Pioneering Women's Suffrage - 140th Anniversary
On 22nd March 1881, the first women voters went to the
polls to choose their representatives in the House of Keys making the Isle of
Man was the first place in the world where women could vote in a national
election. To celebrate the 140th anniversary of this event Isle of Man Treasury and Tower Mint created the Pioneering Women's Suffrage Collection, a
presentation pack of £2 coins each with a design incorporating the names of the
first women to vote.
Read more about the first women voters in a a General Election in the Isle of Man.
2019 Peter Pan 50p Coin Collection
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of J.M.Barrie gifting his rights to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Isle of Man Treasury, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, and the Westminster Collection, came together at the Tower Mint to strike the first silver proof coins in the 2019 Peter Pan 50p Collection.
The collection features six illustrations designed by David Wyatt from the Oxford University Press edition of Peter Pan, including Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and Nana, Tinker Bell, The Darling Children, Captain Hook, and the Crocodile alongside quotes from the much loved novel.
The packaged set contains all six 50p coins in a presentation folder. All coins are legal currency on the Isle of Man.
The presentation pack is priced £20.00
The coloured coins are on display:
2018 Armistice Day Commemoration - Never Forgotten
A specially minted 50 pence coin to mark the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of the First World War featuring red poppies presented in a display case.
Commissioned by the Treasury the coin shows an image of the First World War soldier from the Douglas war memorial, with the words 'Their name liveth for evermore' and the dates '1914 1918', beneath which are the Roman numerals 'XI.XI.XI' as a reminder of the final time and date of the War's end. The edge of the coin is decorated with red poppies, with the image of the Queen on the obverse.
The presentation pack is priced £10.00.
Cupro-Nickel versions of these coins, without the red poppies, are in general circulation.
2017 Christmas Coin
Isle of Man Treasury have released a new £5 coin for Christmas. Produced for the Manx Government by Tower Mint Ltd, the coin face is engraved with a dove of peace with the wording Nollick Ghennal in the centre and SHEE DY ROW ER Y THALLOO engraved around the edge of the coin. SHEE DY ROW ER Y THALLOO translates as Peace on Earth.
The presentation pack is priced £10.00.
Rim Finish: Milled Edge
The gift shop also sells a limited range of stamp collections relating to Tynwald.
The Commonwealth Stamp Sheet
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth Secretariat, 27 Commonwealth member states have come together in a project initiated by the Isle of Man Post Office to demonstrate our loyalty and devotion to The Queen and Commonwealth.
Tynwald Tapestry First Day Cover or Presentation Set
A special set of 10 stamps which reproduces 10 panels from the Millennium of Tynwald Tapestry, completed and presented to Tynwald to celebrate the Millennium in 1979 by the Isle of Man’s branch of the Woman’s Institute. Time starts with the arrival of the Vikings and moves through the ages to the modern Tynwald building. The original tapestry is on display in Legislative Buildings.
House of Keys Anniversary Stamp and Coin Presentation
In 2017 the Isle of Man marks the 150th anniversary of the first popular election to the House of Keys, previously a self-elected body. Tynwald wanted to take the opportunity to mark this significant anniversary in Manx political history and asked Isle of Man Treasury for a 50 pence coin to be commissioned that would be presented to all-Island school children. The coin design is taken from a famous print published in the Illustrated London News in 1867 showing the crowds waiting to hear the election results outside the Old Courthouse on Atholl Street. The 50 pence piece is a circulating coin but with a limited edition of 35,000.
The coin is presented in a commemorative presentation pack with one of the four bespoke stamps provided by Isle of Man Stamps and Coins. The first class stamp selected is one of four panoramic stamps released by Isle of Man Post Office in 2017 that illustrate the journey to popular elections in the House of Keys in the 1800s.
The above are all available to purchase from the Tynwald Gift Shop in Legislative Buildings. At this time we are unable to offer online sales, but purchases can be made over the telephone - please call for details 01624 685520.