Isle of Man 2-PENCE (KM113)
Isle of Man 2-PENCE (KM113)

Isle of Man 2-PENCE (KM113) Peregrine Falcon

The Isle of Man features a healthy population of Peregrine falcons, and one appears on the island's coat of arms.

In 1405, King Henry IV gave the Isle of Man, with all its rights, to Sir John Stanley on condition that he paid homage and gave two falcons to him and to every future King of England on his Coronation Day. Sir John's descendants ruled as Kings or Lords of Mann for 360 years until George III assumed the Lordship, while the presentation of two falcons continued up to the Coronation of George IV in 1822.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25.9 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM113

Obverse Legend

ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II

Reverse Legend

2

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