1 Crown - Elizabeth II Manx Cat

1 Crown - Elizabeth II (Manx Cat) -  obverse1 Crown - Elizabeth II (Manx Cat) -  reverse

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Country Isle of Man
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1970
Value 1 Crown (60/240)
Currency Pound (1839-1971)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 28.4 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 18
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Right facing bust of Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the " Girls of Great Britain and Ireland " Tiara


Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.


Manx Cat


Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.




The Manx government believed that this crown would be the last struck in sterling before decimalization.

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