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Coin - 1/2 Penny, Isle of Man, 1839 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13571

1/2 Penny, Issued by Isle of Man, 1839
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Struck at the Royal Mint, London in accordance with an Order in Council dated 10 April 1839 from dies by William Wyon. The issue of 1839 included the denominations of penny, 1/2 penny and farthing. By an Act of Tynwald the currency of the Isle of Man was superseded by British Imperial coinage from 1840. Issues bearing dates later than 1839 are considered patterns and were not issued for circulation.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.173 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Isle of Man
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Regal Issues
DateEra: 1839 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: Head of Victoria facing left, plain bands in hair; the artist's initials W:W. incuse on neck truncation; below, 1839; around above, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Arms of Isle of Man - the triskelis (three legs); around, QVOCVNQVE IECERIS STABIT (wherever you throw, it will stand)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Isle of Man, 1839
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1839
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1839
References: Pridmore 34
  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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