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First Christmas coin depicting King Charles is released

Thu, 02 Nov 2023

The first Christmas collection coin to bear the official effigy of King Charles has been released in the Isle of Man.

The new £2 coin also pays homage to the island in the Middle Ages, with the reverse being a nativity scene inspired by the stained-glass window of Kirk Christ, Rushen, and the words ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Nollick Ghennal’.

Bill Henderson MLC, Currency Committee Chairman and Treasury Member, said: “I am thoroughly impressed with the calibre and design of this year’s festive coin. Tower Mint have demonstrated exceptional skill in crafting this piece, and we take great pride in the result.”

The coin will be on sale at Isle of Man Post Office’s Stamps and Coins, IOM Coins, The Book Company in Douglas and Port Erin Post Office.


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