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Coin - 5 Pence, Isle of Man, 1975 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26831

Summary:
5 New Pence, Issued by Isle of Man, 1975
Minted by Pobjoy Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The dangerous waters of the Irish Sea which surrounded Douglas Bay led Sir William Hillary to build a refuge for sailors washed overboard in storms. Situated upon Conister Rock in Douglas Bay it took the form of a small granite castle which was kept stocked with fresh water and bread. Designed by John Welch, the Tower of Refuge was completed in 1832. It is depicted on the reverse of this coin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.62 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth 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
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1975 AD
Denomination: 5 Pence
Obverse Description: Diademed and draped bust of the Queen facing right; around, ELIZABETH THE SECOND . 1975 .
Reverse Description: At centre, Tower of Refuge; around above, ISLE OF MAN; around below, . FIVE NEW PENCE .
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Isle of Man, 1975
Mint: Pobjoy Mint Ltd, Tadworth, Surrey, England, Great Britain, 1975
References: KM#22
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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