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Coin - 1/2 Penny, Isle of Man, 1758 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13540

1/2 Penny, Issued by James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl, Isle of Man, Great Britain, 1758
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
James Murray, Duke of Atholl, inherited the Isle of Man in 1736. He issued one coinage of penny and 1/2 penny in 1758, a record of which in the Royal Mint archives states that the total value of the issue was 400 pounds (Pridmore divides this into 250 pounds in pence and 150 in 1/2 pence)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.373 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Isle of Man
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1758 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: The monogram A D (Atholl Dux) below a ducal coronet; below, 1758
Reverse Description: At centre, triskelis: three legs joined at the upper part of the thigh, flexed, garnished and spurred; around, QUOCUNQUE JESSERIS STABIT (wherever you throw it, it will stand)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Lord James Murray, Isle of Man, 1758
References: Pridmore 30
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960

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