We are proud to present a 50p coin marking the 150th anniversary of the First General Election of The House of Keys available in a plastic wallet or gift pack.
£3.95 inc. VAT
Product Code: AH31
In 2017 the Isle of Man marks the 150th anniversary of the first popular election to the House of Keys, previously a self-elected body. Mid-19th century calls for reform were led by journalists Robert Fargher and James Brown. Following negotiations between Governor Loch and the UK authorities, reforming legislation was enacted in 1866 giving the vote to male landowners and allowing Tynwald some say over finance for the first time in a century. The franchise was extended in 1881 to women landowners and in 1919 to all adults. This coin celebrates polling at the old Court House in Athol St, Douglas, on 3rd April 1867.
These coins are bulk uncirculated.
For your reference as to what to expect:
Uncirculated - The coin should have no wear. Contrary to belief the coins can have finger prints, be toned, contain spotting, bag marks and scratches. The coins are not graded by a professional.
Please note that uncirculated and similar terms refer only to the fact the coin has no wear. The presence or absence of bagmarks, discoloration, or strike marks does not affect this uncirculated status.
A really good coin, with a lot of good detail of the House of Keys.The detail on the coin has an almost 'frosted' appearance, as has the portrait of the Queen. I look forward to future coin issues.
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