The Isle of Man has its own circulating coinage, which is used in parallel with the British Pound Sterling; it also issues an extensive range of Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins for collectors, as well as bullion coins in a variety of formats and designs.
The coin format most popular with collectors is the Crown, which has the same specifications as the British (decimal) Crown - also issued as a collector coin, and historically is derived from the British pre-decimal Crown, which was a circulating denomination.
After decimalisation, a Crown coin was nominally denominated as 25 pence, an old Crown being equal to five shillings, and a shilling re-denominated as five pence. The UK Crown and its derivatives - such as the Manx Crown - was later re-denominated as £5 in 1990. The Manx Crown displays the denomination as "Crown" though and not as £5 (which its UK counterpart almost never does), and is - also unlike the UK Crown - subdivided into fractional denominations, such as half-crown, one-tenth Crown etc.
This commemorative Crown-sized coin - denominated as 25p - celebrates the Silver Wedding (25th anniversary of the marriage) of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
|One Crown 1970 Manx Cat||150,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ELIZABETH THE SECOND|
|Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding||70,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1972|
|One Crown 1974 Churchill||45,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1974|
|Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1975 Manx Cat||35,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II|
|One Crown 1976 American Independence||50,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1976|
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|Country||Isle of Man|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin|
|Face Value||5 (x Pound)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Isle of Man KM# 25, KM# 25a (Silver)|