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2008 Isle of Man Bronze 1 Crown Tutankhamun: Coffin

2008 Isle of Man Bronze 1 Crown Tutankhamun: Coffin

Centuries of fascination surround Tutankhamun and his tomb. This coin features Tutankhamun’s coffin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Bronze metal composition.
  • Obverse: Carries a effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Features one of Tutankhamun’s coffinettes in the center of the design with two cartouches, one on each side, which spell in hieroglyphics the young pharaoh’s birth name Tutankhamun, and his throne name Nebkheperure.
  • Guaranteed by the British government.

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Most of Tutankhamun’s popularity stems from the fact that his tomb was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor almost completely intact by English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter. It is therefore most fitting that the Isle of Man Treasury should issue this spectacular series of coins since the great nephew of this illustrious excavator is a current resident of the island!

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.

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