10 January 2012
Pobjoy Mint has issued a set of four coins on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to celebrate the Euro 2012 football tournament. ...
Pobjoy Mint has issued four new coins on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to celebrate the fourteenth European Football Championships which will take place this summer. The Euro 2012 tournament, hosted by Poland and the Ukraine, will feature sixteen national teams including the two host nations.
The four coins each feature a different footballing skill with a landmark from the host cities in the background.
The first coin shows a player heading a football, with the statue of the Sitting Statue of Liberty in Lviv and Neptune’s Fountain in Gdansk in the background; the next coin features a player passing the ball in front of the Motherland Statue in Kiev and King Sigismund’s statue in Warsaw; and the third coin shows a footballer shooting, with background images of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Donetsk and the Raclawice Panorama in Wroclaw.
The final coin depicts two footballers tackling, alongside images of the Cathedral of Annunciation in Kharkiv and the Cathedral in Poznan.
Each of the coins features a double effigy of the Queen, with a portrait created especially for the Diamond Jubilee year shown alongside an image of the Queen as she appeared on coins of 1953.
For more information, visit Pobjoy Mint's website.