Each year, I eagerly anticipate the Isle of Man‘s latest Christmas issue. From the popular 2018 Hunt the Wren £2 to the charming Santa £2 of 2019, the Isle of Man are one of the best when it comes to festive coins.
But this year, I’ve been left mesmerised by the design of their latest £2 coin. Taking influence from the origins of Christmas, the 2021 Isle of Man Christmas £2 depicts a design of the Nativity scene from the stained glass window found in the Kirk Christ Church on the Island.
2021 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2
Designed by Glen Davies, this £2 coin is a truly unique festive addition to any collection this Christmas season. With Christmas just a matter of weeks away, this stunning £2 coin makes for the perfect gift or stocking filler for a friend or relative!
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Following in the popularity of previous Isle of Man Christmas coins, this set is sure to be in high demand amongst collectors.
JUST 5,000 will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man, so this coin will be particularly hard to come by, as I’m sure collectors on the island will be quick to snap them up!
The island 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…
2020 ‘A Christmas Carol’ £2 Coins
In 2020, to mark the 150th year since the passing of Charles Dickens, the Isle of Man issued three enchanting £2 coins, each inspired by his timeless Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, including:
- Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present
- Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
- Scrooge with Tiny Tim as a representation of his redemption
A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, is arguably one of Charles Dickens’ most famous novels – teaching us to keep the spirit of Christmas and kindness in our hearts all year round.
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2019 Santa £2 Coin
Prior to 2019, the Isle of Man issued Christmas themed 50ps most years. However, this incredibly popular Santa £2 coin created a new tradition.
This magical design features an enchanting portrait of Old St. Nick and bears the inscription ‘Nollick Ghennal’ which is Manx for ‘Merry Christmas’.
At the top of the coin, the distinctive Isle of Man Triskelion (three armoured legs) can be seen. This coin was so popular that sadly some Change Checkers missed out on securing it for their collections!
2018 Hunt the Wren £2
Boxing day on the Isle of Man, is often reserved for a very special but unusual tradition.
Communities come together across the island to dance and sing in the streets around “the king of all birds” who is paraded around on a pole.
Hunt the Wren, as it is known on the island has become one of the most popular yet more unusual Manx traditions in practice today.
The practice dates back to Pagan times and is centred on the wren bird, which is hunted and then danced through the streets on a special pole.
This £2 coin was issued in 2018 by The Isle of Man to celebrate the Manx tradition.
With the Isle of Man having a history of remarkably popular coins, this latest £2 issue is SURE to be in high demand with collectors!
Are you a collector on the Isle of Man? Will you be checking your change for this brand new coin?
Celebrate the festive period with this brand new £2 coin!
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The 2021 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2 coin is a truly unique festive addition to any collection this Christmas season, or could even make the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler for a friend or relative!
This brand new festive £2 coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality – the standard favoured amongst collectors – and has been carefully encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important security hologram guaranteeing its quality.
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.
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.
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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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In 1999, coin collecting in America was changed forever with the release of the US State Quarters series.
These coins proved so popular that almost half the US population (that’s roughly 150 million people) took part in collecting these coins and they quickly became the most widely collected in all of America, and arguably, the world!
Following this wild success, a brand new series of US Quarters was released in 2010, celebrating the beauty of America and its national parks.
US National Park Quarters Complete Set
Each stunning reverse design captures the magnificence and history of America’s most beautiful locations, whilst the obverse features a smaller restoration of the original Washington quarter portrait.
5 new National Park Quarters were released each year from 2010 to 2020, with a final design issued in 2021 to complete the series of 56 coins.
But, these quarters were minted and released for only 10 weeks each before never being produced again, making the series particularly sought after…
What’s more, this second series of US Quarters has been released in significantly lower numbers, with a total mintage just over HALF that of the highly sought-after US State Quarters series!
And, with a significant proportion of these coins now taken out of circulation into private collections, they are sure to become scarcer than ever, meaning collectors will want to act fast to avoid missing out on the complete collection.
American coinage is one of the most competitive coin collecting markets in the world… Read on to find out more about some of America’s most infamous coins!
Indian Head Penny (1859-1909)
The Indian Head Penny is famous for celebrating Native Americans, but it actually doesn’t show a Native American.
According to legend, designer James B. Longacre used a portrait of his 12 year old daughter, Sarah, wearing a headdress. It is, however, more likely that the portrait was based on a classical Greco-Roman statue Venus Accroupie (Crouching Venus).
Either way, the ‘Indian’ is not a Native American! The obverse features the head of Lady Liberty wearing a headdress, while the reverse depicts a wreath as well as the words ‘One Cent’ and a shield in the middle at the top of the coin.
Morgan Silver Dollar (1878-1921)
For the new silver dollar, designer George T. Morgan decided to portray Liberty as a goddess, inspired by Philadelphian school teacher, Anna Williams who had a fair complexion, Grecian nose and golden hair. Morgan eventually persuaded Anna Williams to sit as the model for Liberty for the obverse of the Morgan Silver Dollar.
In 1878 artists’ models were considered immoral, therefore, Morgan publicly stated that the model was a statue in a Philadelphia museum. Word soon leaked out, however, and it is rumoured that Williams was fired from her teaching job!
‘No Cents’ Liberty Head Nickel (1883)
When the new Liberty Head Nickel was issued in 1883, the denomination was nowhere to be seen, instead a large ‘V’ (Roman ‘5’) was on the reverse.
The coins were the size of the $5 gold coin in circulation at the time which created an opportunity for unscrupulous crooks who came up with a cunning plan to pass them off as $5 by gold plating the new nickels and cutting reeds into the edge by hand. The U.S Mint soon became aware and within a few weeks the design was changed to include the word ‘Cents’ under the ‘V’. The ‘No Cents’ coins are also known as ‘Racketeer’ Nickels.
Lincoln Penny (1909)
Designer Victor David Brenner added his ‘VDB’ initials to the new Lincoln Penny design in 1909 which was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
While the public generally loved the Lincoln cent when it was first released, they didn’t like the prominence of Brenner’s initials. The U.S. Mint quickly removed the initials as it appeared as though Brenner was either boasting or advertising. This was the first cent to feature Abraham Lincoln’s motto ‘In God we trust’ on the obverse.
Morgan Dollar (1921)
When notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were shot and killed by police in 1934, a 1921 Silver Morgan Dollar was recovered from the jacket of Clyde Barrow among other possessions. The outlaw lovers were believed to have committed 13 robberies among other felonies between 1932 and 1934.
The hunt for the duo captured the nation’s imagination during the Great Depression and their fame was heightened by their practice of leaving glamourous photos of themselves at crime scenes.
Even more so now, the 1921 coin is forever associated with Bonnie and Clyde.
Roosevelt Dime (1946)
In 1945 plans were quickly laid for the introduction of a new coin to honour Roosevelt after his passing. The task was assigned to John Ray Sinnock and coinage began in 1946. Controversy soon arose because sculptor Selma Burke claimed that Sinnock had stolen her design without giving her credit, however Sinnock strongly denied this.
In addition, conspiracy theorists claimed that Sinnock’s initials ‘JS’ (at the base of Roosevelt’s neck) actually referred to Russian leader Joseph Stalin because of Roosevelt’s supposed ‘communist’ learnings.
These are just some of the incredible American coins that have been issued over the decades, including the 56 US National Park Quarters!
Have you ever seen these coins before? Let us know in the comments below!
Secure the Complete US National Park Quarters Set!
Through our contacts in the US we have managed to secure a limited amount of complete sets for our collectors, to ensure you have the opportunity to include this impressive set in your collection.
All 56 US National Park Quarters will come presented in a custom display folder, including a map to pinpoint each quarter in the series. This really is the perfect way to display your collection and preserve all 56 coins for generations to come.