One Crown 1976 American Independence, Coin from Isle of Man - detailed information

One Crown 1976 American Independence, Coin from Isle of Man
CoinOne Crown 1976 American Independence

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 coin marks the bicentenary (200th anniversary) of American Independence.

MintPobjoy Mint Mint MarkLetters PM Total Mintage50,000
Obverse
Isle of Man / One Crown 1976 American Independence - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend.

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 1976.

The mint mark PM of the Pobjoy Mint is in small letters below the bust truncation.

Obverse Inscription ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II 1976
Reverse
Isle of Man / One Crown 1976 American Independence - reverse photo

The rim of the reverse is surrounded by a decorative border of links topped by a small shield with a "triskeles" formed of three human legs in armour, flexed at the knee and conjoined at the thigh - from the Coat of Arms of the Isle of Man.

At centre, the bust of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, facing left.

Around above, the inscription BICENTENARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. Around below, the face value · ONE CROWN ·.

Reverse Inscription BICENTENARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE · ONE CROWN ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
One Crown 1976 American Independence: Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof
Images Isle of Man / One Crown 1976 American Independence / Silver Proof - obverse photo Isle of Man / One Crown 1976 American Independence / Silver Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 30,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Sterling silver proof.

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One Crown 1976 American Independence: Details
CountryIsle of Man
CurrencyManx Pound
Coin TypeCrown
Issued1976
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
ReverseCoat of Arms of the Isle of Man
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Mintage50,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-MVGW-EPQM
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One Crown 1976 American Independence: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsIsle of Man KM# 37a, KM# 37a (Silver)