Isle of Man 2-NEW PENCE (KM21)
Isle of Man 2-NEW PENCE (KM21)

Isle of Man 2-NEW PENCE (KM21) Falcons

The Isle of Man features a healthy population of Peregrine falcons, and one appears on the island's coat of arms. The pair of falcons on this coin are obviously involved in the sport of falconry, which is the art/sport of hunting wild quarry with a trained bird of prey. This sport has been traced back to the 4th century BCE.

When the Isle of Man switched to decimal currency in 1971, the two pence and larger coins were called "new pence" for a few years to avoid confusion. However, the half-penny and penny coins did not have the word "new" on them (for some reason).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25.9 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM21

Obverse Legend

ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse Legend

ISLE OF MAN TWO NEW PENCE

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