Although a British Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man has its own coins, banknotes as well as postage stamps. As Head of State, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann appears on all Isle of Man Coins.
Many coins from the Isle of Man have won prestigious awards including the Penny Black, the world's first pearl-black coin which won the 1990 Coin of the Year Awards. The Isle of Man Gold Angel which was named Best Gold Coin in 1984, like the on-going cat collection is still very popular with both collectors and investors in gold bullion.
Up until 31st March 2017* Pobjoy Mint was Isle of Man Government's appointed Mint and in their tenure produced a range of innovative and attractive designs including crowns, collectable TT and Christmas 50p circulating pieces as well as precious metal issues produced in silver, gold and platinum.
From 1st April 2017 Tower Mint will be Isle of Man Government's appointed Mint. London based Tower Mint was established in 1976 and has successfully struck both circulating and commemorative coinages since 2003. Tower Mint pride themselves on both coin tradition and historical coin specifications and innovation in new coins and finishes.
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*After 31st March 2017 all dies for coins (commemorative, circulating and bullion) produced prior to 31st March 2017 by Pobjoy Mint will be destroyed. As a result we will only be able to offer coins already in stock and we will not be able to obtain any further supplies, therefore stocks are limited.
In 1961 the note issue licences of all the commercial banks on the Isle of Man were revoked in preparation for the introduction of the Isle of Man government's own note issue. All commercial bank notes were withdrawn and cancelled, but given the exceptional and long experience of note issue on the island the Isle of Man Bank were subsequently appointed to manage the Manx government's notes. Today the Isle of Man Bank continues to assist and advise the government's Treasury on matters of note issue, including monitoring circulation, holding reserves, sorting notes for ATMs across the island and destroying old and unfit notes.
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