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Tuesday, 2 October 2018  |  Gareth

Lunar Year of the Pig 2019

The pig is the sixth design in the series, and is the twelfth and final sign of the Chinese zodiac, appearing once every 12 years. Harry Brockway, the coin’s designer, has ensured qualities of people born in the Year of the Pig are evident in his design.

Monday, 1 October 2018  |  Gareth

Falkland Islands 2018 Penguin 50p Coins

The Magellanic penguin is a summer resident of the Falkland Islands returning to breed.  They start arriving in early September and return to the same burrow they left the year before. 

Monday, 1 October 2018  |  Gareth

The Queen's Beasts The Falcon of the Plantagenets

The entrance to her crowning at Westminster Abbey was lined with ten reminders of the heritage Her Majesty inherited.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018  |  Gareth

The 70th Birthday of Prince Charles

Prince Charles, was born at Buckingham Palace in 1948 and is heir apparent to the British throne. As such he holds many titles, including Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Earl of Chester, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

Monday, 17 September 2018  |  Gareth

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Frankenstein is one of the most celebrated and significant novels in the history of literature. Written by a young Mary Shelley and published anonymously when she was aged 21.

Friday, 14 September 2018  |  Gareth

Mythical Creatures 2018 2oz Fine Silver Coin Seriese

The famous mythological stories, tales and legends are designed to entertain, thrill and inspire the listeners.  These ancient Myths contain morals teaching the virtues of love, courage, strength and self-reliance.

Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Gareth

Remembrance Day 2018

On Remembrance Day we stop to remember the fallen, not just from the First World War, but all subsequent conflicts which have been absorbed into the commemorations; the poppies pinned to our lapels a symbol of their sacrifice.

Thursday, 30 August 2018  |  Gareth

Falkland Islands Crab 2018 Burnt Orange Titanium Coin

Crabs are short-tailed members of the crustacean order Decapoda. Decapods occur in all oceans, in fresh water, and on land and about 10,000 species have been described.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018  |  Gareth

Expeditions: Sir Walter Raleigh

To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh, this stunning new release features the Ark Raleigh, the ship that was constructed for Raleigh along with a portrait of the explorer himself.

Saturday, 4 August 2018  |  Gareth

The ANZAC Memorials of Rayner Hoff

To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1, Isle of Man Post Office have produced a set of six stamps celebrating the work of Manx-born sculptor Rayner Hoff whose work adorns the ANZAC memorials in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia.


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