The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is taking place in England and Wales this summer and to celebrate this iconic event, the Isle Of Man have issued a series of 5 officially licensed 50p coins.
Whilst the designs of these new coins will certainly be of interest to cricket fans, it’s the British Isles coin collectors out there who will be keen to secure these coins for their collection, as each design will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man…
Isle Of Man ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 50p Series
In anticipation of the event, the Isle Of Man have issued this stunning series of 50p coins.
An initial strike of 12,500 of each design will enter circulation on the Isle of Man, and undoubtedly these coins will be highly collectable by both cricket fans and coin collectors alike.
The first coin features a slip catch. The slip fielder is placed behind the batsman on the off side of the field, with the aim of catching an edged ball which is beyond the wicket-keeper’s reach.
The second coin features a cover drive – considered one of the most graceful shots playable in the sport. This involves the player stroking the ball through the covers with well-timed delivery aimed at or outside the off stump.
The next coin features the Cricket World Cup official logo for 2019. This year’s logo shows the iconic ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 trophy placed in the center of the logo.
The fourth coin features a stumping. The action of stumping can only be performed by a wicket-keeper if the wicket-keeper puts down the wicket while the batsman is out of his ground and not attempting a run.
The final coin features a delivery stride. The delivery stride forms part of the bowling action that results in the bowler releasing the ball in the direction of the batsman.
The obverse design of each coin features Jody Clark’s most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which includes the Queen’s shoulders and the Victorian coronation necklace.
History of the ICC Cricket World Cup
Originally, the ICC was founded as the ‘Imperial Cricket Board’ in 1909 to govern international matches involving England, Australia and South Africa. By 1989 the organisation had taken up its current name and now the International Cricket Council has 105 members: 12 Full Members that play Test matches and 93 Associate Members.
The ICC is responsible for cricket’s major international tournaments, of course including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July this year.
Limited number entering circulation…
Typically, mintage figures for British Isles coins are notoriously low compared to UK figures, due to the much smaller population.
In fact, last year the Isle of Man released two hugely popular £2 coins to celebrate the TT races, with a mintage of just 3,000 coins each!
Following the popularity of the TT coins, these ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 50ps have an initial mintage of 12,500 coins per design, and I’m sure Change Checkers on the Isle Of Man will be eager to hunt down this summer.
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Last month, we were gripped by football fever and the hopes of England finally bringing football home for the first time since 1966. The nation was in awe of our Golden Boot winning captain, Harry Kane and the fantastic effort of our young team, who made it through to the semi-finals before meeting their match against Croatia.
So, much to our disappointment, football didn’t come home this year, but something very special indeed has happened as a result of England’s champion goal-scorer…
A number of unique £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of footballer Harry Kane with the inscription ‘World Cup Golden Boot Winner 2018’, have been put into circulation by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short.
Short has been using fine needles to carefully etch Kane’s portrait on the ‘clear section’ of the polymer £5 notes to celebrate the England Football team, taking six days to complete each inticate design.
Six notes will be distributed by Mr Short, with the first being given to Harry Kane himself and the others being spent across the UK, including the village of Meriden (West Midlands), Edinburgh and Merthyr Tydfil. The final note is rumoured to be spent in Northern Ireland this week, so Change Checkers all over the UK, keep your eyes peeled!
Graham Short has revealed the serial numbers of these notes for you to look out for:
Each note is insured for £50,000, so anyone lucky enough to get their hands on one can expect that sum if they auction off the fiver.
You may remember our previous blog detailing some of Mr Short’s other work which featured a micro-engraving of Jane Austen on the Polymer banknotes of which there is still one left to find.
Eagle eyed collectors have been hunting down this final note and I’m certain will be just as excited as we are to hear about the Harry Kane notes.
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To celebrate England’s on-going success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ , The Royal Mint has issued a special release that is only available to purchase for four weeks – the UK 2018 Lion of England £5 BU pack.
This unique version of the coin has been specially struck with a 2018 date to mark such an incredible moment in British sporting history.
Collectors and England fans will appreciate the Lion of England theme as we watch the Three Lions head into the semi-finals against Croatia tonight for the first time in 28 years.
Dare we say it… Football’s coming home!
This is definitely one for the collector. Not on the original scheduled release list, the coin features the Lion of England with a special 2018 striking date – a rare occurrence and one that will make this coin hugely collectable to not only football fans but sharp-eyed collectors.
*** only available until the 31st July ***