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Offline blackev

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Isle of Man 1991 2p
« on: September 05, 2008, 03:18:50 AM »
I accidentally got along with Irish Decimal coins an Isle of Man 1991 2p.
It looks nice.




-blackev
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Isle of Man 1991 2p. coin.
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 02:56:51 PM »
Kevin,
  That is a very nice find.The 'PM' mintmark is located under the Queen's portrait,& the 2 die letters are located on the lower arm of the cross.

Not all die letters are listed in Krause for Manx coins.The same thing goes for Gibraltarian coins.I've got a 1989PM 5p. that has the die letters 'AC',which has never been listed in Krause.

Aidan.

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Re: Ise of Man 1991 2p
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 07:30:15 PM »
The two partial images of Isle of Man 2 Pence coins on my page at...

http://www.wbcc.fsnet.co.uk/sub004b6.htm

are both of 1991 dated 2 Pence coins. "AA" can be seen in a different place on each coin.

Gibraltar 5 Pence 1989PM "AC" is in the latest SCWC (but not the previous ones). I have an example of it.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: Ise of Man 1991 2p
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 03:47:02 PM »
Pottery on a pottery wheel in the centre, knitting on top, spinning and weaving left, so what's right? The foot is too small for glassware. Also, I think I see at least two animals in the corners, but I can't make out what they are. The ELLAN MANNIN text in Celtic script is a nice decoration, but the 2 breaking through the circle is a miss, I think. If you need a large, legible two, put it in a cartouche on top of the circle or move it to the centre of the cross. Fun, to pick up such a piece from circulation.

Peter
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 10:41:11 PM »
Peter,
  The inscription on the reverse is actually 'ELLAN VANNIN',which is the Manx language name for the Isle of Man.

The Manx language is actually the closest language to Scots-Gaelic than it is to Erse.

Here's a link; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_language .

Aidan.

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Re: Ise of Man 1991 2p
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 11:03:43 PM »
Very nice coin and link to wikipedia about their language.
Ginger