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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #90 on: June 01, 2016, 10:41:55 AM »



The Albert Tower.



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The Albert Tower was built to commemorate the royal visit of Prince Albert on 20 September, 1847. Prince Albert climbed to the top of the hill where he viewed the surrounding town of Ramsey and the northern plain. The hill was renamed Albert Mount and a year later the tower's foundation was laid. The tower is made of granite and rises 45 feet (14 m) high, and stands as a landmark not only for the town of Ramsey, but also for the Isle of Man.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #91 on: June 01, 2016, 10:42:27 AM »



The Tower of Refuge appears on the reverse of the five pence coin.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2016, 10:42:50 AM »



The ten pence design depicts Chicken Rock Lighthouse.



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Chicken Rock is the southernmost island administered by the Isle of Man and belongs to the parish of Rushen. It lies to the southwest of the Calf of Man, 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) south-west of Spanish Head on the Manx mainland. The 0.1 hectare rock is home to a 44 m (144 ft) lighthouse which was designed by lighthouse engineers David and Thomas Stevenson after it was realised that the lights on the Calf of Man were not sufficient to warn ships away. Construction of this tapered granite structure was completed in December 1874 and the first official lighting day was on 1 January 1875. A fire heavily damaged the interior of the lighthouse on 23 December 1960, leading to automation of the light in 1961. The lighthouse is owned and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #93 on: June 01, 2016, 10:43:13 AM »



The Castle Rushen Clock appears on the reverse of the twenty pence.



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Castle Rushen is a medieval castle located in the Isle of Man's historic capital, Castletown, in the south of the island. The castle is amongst the best examples of medieval castles on the British Isles and is still in use as a court house, museum and educational centre. The castle includes a medieval chapel, housing Castle Rushen's clock mechanism. The still functioning Castle Rushen clock is a notable landmark in Castletown, having been presented by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1597, while she controlled the island during a dispute.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2016, 10:44:06 AM »



Milner's Tower graces the reverse of the fifty pence.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #95 on: June 01, 2016, 10:44:27 AM »

Milner's Tower.



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Bradda Head is a rugged headland in the south-west of the Isle of Man, rising to a height of 382 feet (116 m). It shelters Port Erin Bay from the north. A clifftop walk, the Coronation Footpath, leads up to Milner's Tower. This was built in 1871 as a view tower in memory of William Milner, of the then-famous Milner's Safe Co. Ltd., maker of fire-resistant safes and a local philanthropist. His tower is built in the shape of a key and lock. The Mourne Mountains of Ireland can sometimes be seen from the summit.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #96 on: June 01, 2016, 10:44:53 AM »



The one pound coin depicts Tynwald Hill and St John's Chapel.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #97 on: June 01, 2016, 10:45:28 AM »



From Wikipedia:

Tynwald Hill, the original assembly place for the Isle of Man parliament, Tynwald, is the scene of the annual ceremony when the laws of the Isle of Man are proclaimed in English and Manx every July 5. The Anglican church in the village is dedicated to St John and the village and parish are named for the church. Within the church are reserved seats with name plaques for members of both chambers of the Manx parliament, whilst in the adjacent church hall is an exhibition detailing the history of the Tynwald. The village is dominated by Slieau Whallian, a steep hill to its south.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #98 on: June 01, 2016, 10:45:55 AM »



The Round Tower of Peel Castle graces the reverse of the two pound coin.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #99 on: June 01, 2016, 10:46:14 AM »



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Peel Castle is a castle in Peel, Isle of Man originally constructed by Vikings. The castle stands on St Patrick's Isle which is connected to the town by causeway. It is now owned by Manx National Heritage and is open to visitors during the summer. The castle was built in the 11th century by the Vikings, under the rule of King Magnus Barelegs. While there were older stone Celtic monastic buildings on the island, the first Viking fortifications were built of wood. The prominent round tower was originally part of the Celtic monastery, but has had battlements added at a later date. After the rule of the Vikings, the castle continued to be used by the church due to the cathedral built there but was eventually abandoned in the 18th century. The castle remained fortified and new defensive positions were added as late as 1860. The buildings within the castle are now mostly ruined, but the outer walls remain intact.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2016, 10:51:46 AM »
From 1971 to 2004 the Isle of Man issued eight different design series - far more than any of the other territories or dependencies using the pound. Since 2004, Mann has issued no new design series. We can only wonder how long it will now be until the next one is issued.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2019, 08:18:23 PM »



In 2017, 13 years since the last series was introduced, the Isle of Man introduced a new series of circulating coins. For the first time the coins were minted at the Tower Mint in London. The coins depict a variety of themes although the main focus lies on typical Manx animals. Around the rim on the reverse of every coin an interlocking celtic border is depicted. The coins have a new obverse which was made by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. It is a variant of the fifth portrait that he made for UK coinage in 2015.

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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #102 on: May 14, 2019, 08:18:55 PM »



The 5 pence coin depicts a Manx Shearwater in flight with elevated wings.

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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #103 on: May 14, 2019, 08:19:22 PM »



The 10 pence coin depicts a Manx cat.

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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #104 on: May 14, 2019, 08:19:49 PM »



The 20 pence coin depicts a Viking longship in full sail.