Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding, Coin from Isle of Man - detailed information

Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding, Coin from Isle of Man
CoinTwenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding

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.

MintRoyal Canadian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage70,000
Obverse
Isle of Man / Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding - obverse photo

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1972.

Obverse Inscription ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1972
Reverse
Isle of Man / Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding - reverse photo

The reverse has a double shield design in its centre, depicting the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married. The shields are tilted, with the one representing the Queen having precedence and partly obscuring the shield of Prince Philip.

On the left, the Coat of Arms of the Queen, representing - clockwise from top left - England, Scotland, England again and Northern Ireland (Wales has no Coat of Arms so is not represented). On the right, the Coat of Arms of Prince Philip where three lions "passant" represent his Danish royal lineage, a cross represents his Greek royal lineage, a castle on a hill is for his title as Duke of Edinburgh, and vertical lines in the other quarter stand for Battenberg/Mountbatten.

The years of the anniversary are divided by the shields: 1947 above and 1972 below.

Surrounding the shields is a decorative border of chain links. Between this and the rim of the coin, around above the inscription SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY; around below, the face value and denomination : TWENTY-FIVE PENCE :.

There is no mint mark.

Reverse Inscription SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY : TWENTY-FIVE PENCE : 1947 1972
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See also

The Silver Wedding was also commemorated on a United Kingdom crown coin.

Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding: Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof
Images Isle of Man / Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding / Silver Proof - obverse photo Isle of Man / Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding / Silver Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 15,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Sterling silver proof.

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Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding: Details
CountryIsle of Man
CurrencyManx Pound
Coin TypeCrown
Issued1972
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Mintage70,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-DYBR-ONXQ
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Twenty-five Pence (Crown) 1972 Silver Wedding: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsIsle of Man KM# 25, KM# 25a (Silver)