16 January 2013
Pobjoy Mint has announced the release of a new coin on behalf of the Isle of Man government which depicts St Patrick. ...
Pobjoy Mint has announced the release of a new coin on behalf of the Isle of Man government which depicts St Patrick.
The coin, which is available in cupro nickel and sterling silver, with gold sizes also planned, shows St Patrick casting out serpents during his time on the Isle of Man. The obverse carries an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Man, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
According to legend, St Patrick first set foot on the Isle of Man at the Peel islet where he built a church. The islet has ever since been known as St Patricks' Isle and the remains of the original church as still present within the remains of Peel Castle. It is said that St Patrick was returning from Liverpool to Ireland in 444AD and landed in the Isle of Man, where he converted the islanders to Christianity.
To buy the coin, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.
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