Isle of Man celebrates 140 years of women’s suffrage with brand new £2 coin set!

Did you know that the Isle of Man was the first place in the world where a woman could vote in national elections?

In fact, it was in 1881 that women householders were given the vote – 47 years ahead of the UK!

This momentous event has now been commemorated on a unique four-coin £2 set issued by the Isle of Man to commemorate 140 years since the campaign for women’s suffrage on the island.

The coin set features the names of the four pioneering women who first cast their vote on the Isle of Man, and show the voters names documented as Eliza Jane Goldsmith, Catherine Callow, Esther Kee and Margaret Kelvin.

Limited Availability

This special commemorative £2 set will be on sale for JUST TWO WEEKS, meaning availability is extremely limited and you’ll need to order fast to avoid disappointment.

What’s more, coins from the Isle of Man are particularly sought-after due to their much lower mintage figures compared to UK counterparts and with such a significant topic being celebrated, demand for the new coins is set to be incredibly high.

In celebration of these remarkable coins being issued on the Isle of Man, sets were presented to the President of Tynwald and Speaker of the House of Keys! Tynwald extended suffrage to women who owned land in 1881, 37 years before Westminster did the same.

Your 2021 Isle of Man Women’s Suffrage £2 Set has been struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and come protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging, certified to guarantee each coin’s superior quality.

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These coins are so popular that not only have they featured on the Isle of Man Government Release but BBC news even reported on them!

Suffragette coins
Source: BBC News – ‘Coins celebrate 140 years of women’s right to vote on Isle of Man’.

The 2021 Isle of Man Women’s Suffrage £2 Set is sure to be popular with collectors and with news articles reporting on the significance of these coins, I don’t expect them to be around for long…

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Isle of Man Poppy £2 Pair pays tribute to the many lives lost

In a powerful tribute to the many lives lost to war, the Isle of Man have issued the brand new 2021 Poppy £2 Pair in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Whilst the first coin features a barbed Celtic border, the second coin depicts the Isle of Man National War Memorial, with both designs unified by the stunning poppy flower and the inscription, ‘WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’ from the famous war poem by Laurence Binyon.

Just 15,000 of these Brilliant Uncirculated Poppy £2 Pairs are available WORLDWIDE and we only have limited stock available for Change Checkers.

Featuring a stunning poppy flower as an enduring symbol of remembrance for the First World War, this 2021 £2 pair makes for a particularly meaningful purchase to add to your collection.

Struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the 2021 Isle of Man Poppy £2 Pair has been protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging and certified to guarantee its superior quality.

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A history of sought-after Isle of Man coins

The Isle of Man has released some truly beautiful coins in recent years, and as their mintage figures are typically much lower than UK coins, they are often highly sought-after by collectors… Continue reading to discover some of the most sought-after coins from The Isle of Man!

2018 TT £2 Pair

2018 Isle of Man TT £2 Pair

These £2 coins from 2018 mark 60 years since fan favourite ‘Mike the Bike’ first raced the International Isle of Man TT and 40 years since he returned to the event. They were officially licensed by the Isle of Man TT & Mike Hailwood foundation.

Mike Hailwood secured 14 Isle of Man victories during his racing career and his triumphant return to the TT has been described as ‘one of the most emotional moments of 20th century sport’.

Only 3,000 of each coin entered circulation on the Isle of Man, making them very hard to come by and practically impossible to find in your UK change!

2011 Tosha Cat £2

In 2018, this coin caused a stir on Facebook coin groups and was even voted ‘Coin of the Year’ by the coin collecting community.

The £2 was actually issued in 2011 to commemorate the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games, held on the Isle of Man for the very first time.

However the coin seemed to be overlooked for the next 7 years until it piqued the interest of collectors on Facebook and prices on the secondary market started to skyrocket!

Sold prices for the coin vary and buyers must beware of fakes, however in some cases you’d be looking at parting with over £100 to get hold of one.

2017 Triskelion £5 Coin

In 2018, this coin caused a stir on Facebook coin groups and was even voted ‘Coin of the Year’ by the coin collecting community.

The £2 was actually issued in 2011 to commemorate the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games, held on the Isle of Man for the very first time.

However the coin seemed to be overlooked for the next 7 years until it piqued the interest of collectors on Facebook and prices on the secondary market started to skyrocket!

Sold prices for the coin vary and buyers must beware of fakes, however in some cases you’d be looking at parting with over £100 to get hold of one.


Given the popularity of Isle of Man coinage and the significance of this anniversary, I expect demand for the brand new 2021 Poppy £2 Pair to be extremely high…


Secure the 2021 UK Isle of Man Poppy £2 Pair for your collection today!

Struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the 2021 Isle of Man Poppy £2 Pair has been protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging and certified to guarantee its superior quality.

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Rare Trial Pieces including Kew Gardens 50p to be Auctioned for the First Time Ever!

Have you heard the news that for the first time in its history, The Royal Mint plan to auction rare sample coins for collectors?

Trial pieces are some of the very first samples of a new coin to be struck. They are used to set the standard for each coin issued and are carefully inspected by coin makers to ensure they meet the correct standards before striking of the new design begins.

Trial Coins Put Up For Auction

Rebecca Morgan, director of collector services at the Royal Mint, said: “This month we are delighted to offer a sample of our trial pieces at auction for the first time. Each of the trial pieces has played an integral role in creating the final coin, and offer collectors the chance to own a part of numismatic history.”

The Royal Mint have announced that collectors will have the chance to get their hands on a number of trail pieces at auction on Sunday 26th September.

Included in the auction are the coveted Kew Gardens 50p (the UK’s rarest circulation coin) and the Three Graces (a collection that sold out in 25 minutes last December).

Rare Kew Gardens 50p

2009 Kew Gardens 50p

Considered the ‘holy grail’ of change collecting, the Kew Gardens 50p tops the Change Checker Scarcity Index time and again. In fact, this coin is so sought-after that collectors are willing to pay well over face value to get their hands on one, with our latest eBay Tracker revealing the coin currently selling for £157 on the secondary market!

However, we always urge buyer caution when purchasing a Kew Gardens 50p, as there are a number of fakes out there to be aware of. Find out how you can spot the fake Kew Gardens 50ps here.

1994 Mayflower £2 Trail Piece

1994 Mayflower Trial £2

Rare trial pieces have been seen before, often becoming very sought-after amongst collectors…

In 1994, ahead of the introduction of the UK’s first bi-metallic coin – the £2 – The Royal Mint created a trial piece. This was used by The Royal Mint to test the minting process of the new coin and to help the automatic vending industry re-calibrate their machines in preparation.

The trialled reverse design features a three-masted sailing ship. Although the ship is not named, it is likely to be the Mayflower, which set sail from Plymouth to America to establish the first permanent New-England colony. The outer ring bears the inscription Royal Mint Trial with the date, 1994.

There were just over 4,500 packs of this trial £2 issued and as the coin design was never released into circulation, it has become an incredibly rare example of a bi-metallic £2 coin.

If you own one of these £2 trial pieces you can consider yourself very lucky!

But with the upcoming auction set for the 26th September, we’re sure collectors will be excited at the chance of getting their hands on the trial piece coins offered by The Royal Mint, including that sought-after Kew Gardens 50p which we’re sure will be incredibly popular.


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