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½ Penny - Elizabeth II F.A.O.

Features

Country Isle of Man
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1981
Value 1/2 Penny (0.005)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.78 g
Diameter 17.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 72.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

F.A.O. World Food Day 16 - 10 - 81

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
1981

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

Clupea harengus-Atlantic Herring superimposed over topographical map of Man
NOTE: different lettering on reverse in KM#72.1 (FAO FOOD FOR ALL) and KM#72.2 (16-10-81 WORLD FOOD DAY).

Lettering:
ISLE OF MAN
F. A. O.
FOOD FOR ALL
HALF PENNY

Engraver: Barry Stanton

Edge

Smooth

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1981 PM 2.38 (fr) KM#72.1 ("F.A.O. FOOD FOR ALL")

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Catalog Isle of Man ½ Penny - Elizabeth II (F.A.O.)