Collecting Isle of Man Christmas 50p Coins (II)*--Base metal

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This chapter concludes Xmas 50p diamond finish and standard finish coins from 1997 to 2016

It was really and surprisingly seeing the colour-printed version of Isle of Man 50p coin introduced in Britain in 2003. This 50p coins were struck on CN and Ag. The CN coloured version is the very first colour-printed 50p version in U.K. history of the post-decimal era, by featuring beloved story the Snowman & James. Comparing the Royal Mint the first colour-printed 50p coin was Peter Rabbit on silver coins in early 2016 after the Pobjoy mint stopped minting Xmas 50p coins in 2015.

Ironically, the Mint made the last one up into the entire Xmas series in 2016 before the end of the contract. The latest colour-printed 50p from the Island was revealed in 2014. The IOM Xmas colour-printed 50p coins is sort of doomed in a circle that starts up by beloved the story of the Snowman, and ends up by beloved the story of the Snowman as well. Coin-cident??!!! Don't forget that the first Isle of Man Xmas 50p coin in series was struck in 1980 and even the very first xmas coin in the world. Once again, this chapter is only put main focus on base metal coins. Also, if you are looking for info about coins minted before 1997, you need to see Part I. 

You are going to see the 2003 Xmas 50p coin at the very beginning of this chapter, and then post-1997 Xmas 50p coins followed year by year. 
2003 to 2014 Isle of Man Xmas Colour-printed 50p Coins
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2003 & 2008 Snowman and James

Before introducing them, let we have a little background first. In terms of diamond finish coins, you are able to find it from T.T. buying guide with us. All colour-printed coins must be struck as diamond finish coins first and then paint colours on tops. Each diamond finish coin must come with a cert together. In terms of A Cert, it is only a piece of paper without any protective techniques involved. A diamond finish coin associated with "BB" die letters and/or "neo-BB" (which means no die letters) is minted @ 30,000 yearly. The Mint claims 30,000 coins per year, and the mintage number is real and strictly limited. What do they normally mint colour-printed coins is taking out a small fraction of 30,000 coins to get diamond plain coins painted as colour-printed diamond finish coins. Alternatively, they mint  another colour-printed coins version @ 30,000 as well. What If it is true. The thing will really be a pain for people who makes a chaos. However, who cares??? Business is business. Meanwhile, all diamond plain coins and diamond colour-printed coins are both sharing the same cert each year and even no any difference in years. It looks like people are really making pains on themselves. 

With regard to the picture above, it is really hard to say that it indicates the entire family members of the IOM xmas theme colour-printed version. Because the 2008 colour-printed Snowman did not count in it. (Why?!! You will have your own answer(s) after this chapter.) In my own eyes, it is a family picture. 

In 2003, it came out with the famous story in Britain, Snowman(TM) & James, to commemorative the 25th Anniversary of animation alive. We had to thank the very 1st mint master, Derek Pobjoy, founder of the mint, to let the story bear on 50ps forever. And the mintage was strictly down to 10,000 (from previous 30,000 yearly). We assume that the batch of colour-printed coins is taken out from 10,000 again. If you do the math, this is the reason that makes the 2003 DIAMOND FINISH 50P COIN really hot and popular indeed in the United Kingdom.

But did you notice that a diamond plain coin and a colour-printed coin is one cert at the same time. All colour-printed coins are possibly found from carded with coa (i.e., the mint). Some diamond plain coins are barely seen in decoration coin box (i.e., the mint). Some so-called diamond finish were sold by Benham in coin covers (i.e., distributor). By the way, can you easily point out a standard finish coin and a diamond finish this year? They all have "BB" die letters on. However, the 2008 one came out with the exactly same story back to 2003 BUT without die letters, and was to celebrating the 30th Anni. of the story. That is why people see the 2008 Snowman version alongside the 12-day of Christmas. Also, the 12-day was a uncompleted project. Did you ask yourself, this unusual one Why had it not seen in 2007 ( or before 2008)  or in 2009 (or after 2008)? Why two Xmas coins minted in 2008? Coin-cidence, or did "3" get changed "8" easily??? In terms of consistency, the entire theme is broken up here in 2003, due to the 30th Anni. of Snowman exists (2008) and the uncompleted project of the 12-day of Christmas (2005 to 2010). 

2003 Snowman(TM) & James in pictures below,
  • 2003 IOM Xmas 50p Colour-printed Diamond Finish Coin (top),
  • 2003 IOM Xmas 50p Diamond Finish Xmas Coin (bottom).
Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 25th. Anniversary of animation alive in the U.K., 1978.
  • 24th in series.
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Post-1997 IOM Christmas 50p Coins

More info for each colour-printed coin will follow up after the New Year. Wishes that all collectors A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Enjoy the joy of collecting coins. 

2016, A New Year, A new story it begins here (I wrote this bit at the beginning of the year @ 01/2016). 2017, A New Year, a story will be repeated many times to new collectors, ... (@01/2017)

Then, 2016 it is the year that the marriage is untied up (@ 11/2016) between the two. How ironic it is. Also, it is the year that the last Christmas 50p coin is struck by the Mint.  

1997 T.E. Brown, Manx poet

1997 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 1997 Diamond Finish 50p Coin (no die letters) (top);
  • 1997 Diamond Finish 50p RE-STRIKE Coin (no die letters) (bottom).

Note
  • obverse designer R. Maklouf (the 3rd effigy of Q.E. II),
  • coin were struck as proof coins for this year apart from re-strike coins in 2000s.
  • only no die marks coins exist. 
  • 18th in series.
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1998 Christmas Festive scene

1998 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 1998 Diamond Finish 50p Coin (no die letters).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • only no die marks coins exist.
  • 19th in series.
1998 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin
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1999 Christmas tree decorating

1999 IOM Xmas 50p--3 types--in pictures are seen below:
  • 1999 Diamond Finish No die marks 50p Coin (top);
  • 1999 Diamond Finish BB die marks 50p Coin (middle);
  • 1999 Standard Finish AA die marks 50p (bottom).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • AA, BB and ND die marks are noted this year.
  • 20th in series.
1999 IOM Xmas Commerative Diamond Finish 50p Coin
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2000, Manx man, Dr. John Kelly, translates the Bible into Manx Language

It was to commemorate a person whom translated the Bible into Manx Language, Dr. John Kelly, in 2000.  Also it was the millennium year in 2000. Many facts need to point out on IOM coinages this year.

2000 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2000 Diamond Finish 50p Coin (no die letters) (top panel);
  • 2000 Semi-Prooflike 50p Coin (BB die letters) (middle panel);
  • 2000 Currency type 50p Coin (BB die letters) (bottom panel).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 21st in series.

What would be first to say? Probably it is the mint mark this year. The PMM was struck on 50ps in 2000, and normally it would be PM. The mint marks this year means that the first two of PMM stands for the pobjoy mint mark (PM) over the world, and the last two of PMM (i.e., twin "M") is about to commemorate the Millennium in 2000 (i.e., Roman Numerals M=1000). Let we come across some privy created by the mint. It is a way to look at how a private mint to record modern history. For instance, 1982 crib privy on 20ps for the birth of the Prince Williams. Also it is the year that 20ps was introduced in circulation in the U.K..   

From top panel in pictures, it is really a diamond finish coin that should be struck for all collectors at first place, and have to say BEAUTIFUL after first glance. 

Middle panel. Eye appears is ok even with a better reflectivity. Lustrous can be seen. One significant fact on this that get your attention is a mark on the first small window from bottom on the left big window. The mark disappears after you find a diamond finish coin.

Down to bottom panel. Lustrous still can be seen and die marks left on obv.. This thing happens on 2007 as well. Interestingly, long (or short) die marks ONLY can be found on CURRENCY 50p coins.
2000 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin (no die letters)
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2001 Victoria postman

2001 Victoria Postman in pictures below
  • 2001 Diamond Finish No Die mark 50p Coin (top panel);
  • 2001 Diamond Finish BB mark 50p Coin (bottom panel).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 22nd in series.
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2002 Dickens Scrooge

2002 Dickens Scrooge in pictures below
  • 2002 Diamond Finish No Die mark 50p Coin (top panel);
  • 2002 Diamond Finish BB mark 50p Coin (bottom panel).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 23rd in series.
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2004 The Laxey Water Wheel

The Laxey Water Wheel, it is famous landmark on the island. The Wheel was first showing on 5p Manx coinage in 1971 and disappeared after 1979. To commemorative the 150th anniversary of the water wheel, it comes out this year on 50p Manx coinage and £5 pound coins as well. 

If you are lucky, you may have a chance to meet a manx cat (or a black cat) outside the gate after traveling long way up by tram. It does not make sense such scene find on a Xmas theme coin collection series. It is a little bit far away out of the Xmas theme idea. Something inside of the theme it has slowly gone just like the little manx cat quickly disappears year after. 

2004 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below
  • 2004 IOM Diamond finish 50p Coin without die marks (top),
  • 2004 IOM Diamond finish 50p Coin with BA die marks (middle),
  • 2004 IOM Currency 50p Coin with AA die marks (bottom).

Note
  • Obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • AA, BA & ND have many differences in detail. BA noted ONLY on Diamond Finish coins this year.
  • Coins with AA die marks do NOT have mirrored-like field. One case (exactly same) was noted back to 1988 first appearance, but 1988 BA was ONLY on standard finish coins. BA is lifting on higher quality coins. 
  • Beyond this point, a) the manx cat disappears. b) the IOM Xmas 50p coin is highly likely going to a era of commercialisation. 
  • Most importantly, dual dates noted. This means 2004 was noted on obverse and reverse. Very rare to see this. 
  • 25th in series.
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2005 One partridge in a pear tree

"The Christian tradition of celebrating the Twelve days of Christmas, starting on the 25th December through the morning of Epiphany on 6th January, is based on a sequence of verses in the Holy Bible (Matthew 2: 1-12) and the belief that the Three Kings took 12 days to travel to Bethlehem after first seeing the Jesus Star."

It is really amazing to see such wonderfully and highly related with the Bible story on 50ps, featuring a partridge in a pear tree. It is BACK on tradition again. But very sadly, the mission is uncompleted (i.e., it was supposed to be having twelve coins added up into the entire series instead the first six coins ONLY were struck). If you intend to knock together a good story about the Holy Bible on 50ps. I personally suggest that you may need to come across collecting 50ps either Isle of Man or Gibraltar. First, the mint that minted coins for both places was the Pobjoy mint. They invented the idea of "Xmas 50ps". So they put this idea on the coinages of Isle of Man, Tonga and Gibraltar. Due to some reasons unknown, The Mint was no longer to strike coins on behalf of the government of Gibraltar after 2003. So this incident broke the whole idea of the Mint. For instance, 1988 Gibraltar Xmas 50p, Three Wise Men; 1990 Gibraltar Xmas, the birth of Jesus with the Star; 1991 IOM Xmas 50p, Nativity Scene The Birth of Jesus; 19993 IOM Xmas, Nativity Scene The Birth of Jesus; 2000 Gibraltar Xmas, Maria and Baby Jesus and Angel; 2002 Gibraltar Xmas, Shepherds; 2005 to 2010 IOM Xmas, the 12 days of Christmas; 2013 IOM Xmas Angel, and so forth. But on the other hand, it could interpret, like the Mint was under "some thing"  promoting Gibraltar on coins. Secondly, let all people on earth know that the Isle of Man is famous by its coinage again which means absolutely no doubt about it, because the Isle of Man government assigned correct right to the Pobjoy mint. Also it can see the isle of man coins are heading to a commercial way. Good sign for dealers and bad news to collectors. 

To be very clear here I am not a fan of neither the Pobjoy mint nor the Royal mint. But I only was dazzled by its idea & innovation on coins struck by the Pobjoy mint. Also, the two key facts lead the Pobjoy mint two more steps ahead the Royal Mint. Could you ask a question "What does the Royal Mint have apart from history and reputation in this industry?"

2005 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below
  • 2005 IOM Colour-printed 50p Coin (top),
  • 2005 IOM Diamond Finish 50p Coin (bottom).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • AA die letters Diamond Finish 50ps ONLY in market,
  • AA die letters Colour-printed 50ps ONLY.
  • 26th in series.
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2006 Two Turtle Doves

It always will be coloured version first, and then comes up diamond finish coins.

2006 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2006 IOM Xmas Colour-printed 50p Coin (top);
  • 2006 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coins (middle);
  • 2006 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin with AA die marks(bottom).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • AA die letters and NO die letters diamond finish 50ps found in the market.
  • 27th in series.
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2007 Three French Hens

Here, it is a way to give you more detail in dept on a currency 50p coin and a diamond finish 50p coin. The significant difference between the currency and the diamond coins is all about the year on obverse. First, it will be coloured version, and then follows up  by non-coloured coins.

2007 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2007 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p Coin (top);
  • The difference between a diamond coin and a standard coin;
  • 2007 The significance difference between Currency and Commemorative coins (middle);
  • 2007 IOM Xmas Standard Finish (left) & Diamond Finish (right) 50p Coins (down).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • AA die letters and NO die letters colour-printed 50ps found in the market,
  • AA die letter coins noted die marks left on obverse.
  • 28th in series.
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2008 Four calling birds

2008 Four calling birds in pictures below,
  • 2008 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p coin (top);
  • 2008 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p coin (bottom).

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  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II)
  • 29th in series.
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2009 Five gold rings

2009 Five gold rings in pictures below
  • 2009 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p coin (top);
  • 2009 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p coin (bottom). 

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II)
  • 30th in series.
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2010 Six Geese A-Laying

2010  Six Geese a-Laying in pictures below,
  • 2010 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p Coin (top),
  • 2010 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin (middle),
  • 2010 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish Xmas Coin with AA die letters (bottom).

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 1/2 of a 12-day of Christmas.
  • This year the Tower mint struck "Partridge in a Pear tree" to back the Pobjoy mint. (Coins talk.)
  • 31st in series. 
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2011 Father Christmas

First thing, it is really amazing when something it comes back after disappearing a long long time. The Mint is now commemorating tradition on 50p coins. Christmas is BACK with Father Christmas on reverse.

It can be found that 'p' after its denomination in period 2011 to period 2014. It is very significant change of the coinage of Isle of Man. Meanwhile, you probably see from the currency type 50p coin is very low on its quality but still seen lustrous. It can be concluded that from the point of view of quality the mint has already given up to mint Xmas series 50p coins. It is worth ponding and asking "Why did they add 'P' next to denomination in 2011 ". Also, some of neo-diamond finish 50ps coins have flaws on mirrored-field. 

2011 IOM Xmas 50p in pictures below,
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  • 2011 IOM Xmas Currency 50p Coin (bottom). 

Note
  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II),
  • Add "p" after denomination since 2011 (i.e., Echo UK coinage change). 
  • currency, diamond finish and colour-printed diamond finish coins noted onwards.
  • 32nd in series.
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2012 Nativity Scene Angel

Not too much of Nativity Scene was struck on Xmas 50ps, and it was a few in the whole series, in 1991, 1993 & 2012 respectively.

In 2012, the Angle appeared on the revers of 50p coins in pictures below,  
  • 2012 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p Coin (top),
  • 2012 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin (middle),
  • 2012 IOM Xmas Currency 50p Coin (down).

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  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 33rd in series
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2013 Christmas Wreath & Candy

Back to tradition, it has been long long time to wait. Such great colours, green and red always let people remember the best time in life--Christmas time, waiting to open gift from gift socks, decorating Christmas tree at home etc.

2013 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2013 IOM Xmas Colour-printed 50p Coin (top);
  • 2013 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin (middle);
  • 2013 IOM Xmas Standard Finish 50p Coin (down).

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  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II)
  • 34th in series
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2014 Snowman & the snowdog and Billy

The last coin in this series, it may let any coin collectors feel a bit sadness. This year, colour-printed, diamond finish and standard finish 50ps exist in the market. Standard finish 50p coins are noted "AA" and lustrous, and diamond finish without any die letters.

2014 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2014 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p Coin (top),
  • 2014 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin (middle),
  • 2014 IOM Xmas Currency 50p Coin (down).

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  • obverse designer IRB (the 4th effigy of Q.E. II).
  • 35th in series
2014 IOM Xmas Colour-printed Diamond Finish 50p Coin
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2015, NO Xmas 50p Coins EXIST ! ! !



2016, Christams Pudding

After a year long wait without any info telling why there is NO 2015 version out, the IoM post office announce that the latest IOM Xmas 50p coin is back and presenting here below. 2016, it is a sorb year to the Mint. 2016 it the year that only make 750 diamond finish coins. 2016, it is going to say farewell to the Mint from the older partner, Tynwald. But, the mint has opened up a door for the Tower mint already, just like they did the same case in 2003/04 passing the handover of Gibraltar coinages to the Tower mint.  

2016 IOM Xmas 50p Coin in pictures below,
  • 2016 IOM Xmas Diamond Finish 50p Coin & IOM post office confirmed ONLY 750 diamond finish coins made, and confirmation "disappeared" shortly (top),
  • 2016 IOM Xmas Standard Finish 50p Coin (middle),
  • 2016 IOM Xmas Standard Finish 50p Coin (bottom).

Note
  • Coins with AA, BA and ND die marks noted (i.e., see 2004 one above; no. of ND < no. of BA < no. of AA). All coins are considerably very low striking quality.
  • IOM Post Office whom got rights to sell Xmas 50p coin and where is only the place you can buy Xmas coins in 2016 claim that 2016 Diamond Finish 50p Coins are ONLY limited at 750 in big cards. In total, 15,000 Xmas Pudding 50p coins were minted by the Mint under permission of the Tynwald (i.e., 750 CNDF & 14,250 CN).
  • Inconsistency noted between 2014 and  2016. Also the last Xmas 50p minted by the Pobjoy mint.
  • the "p" after denomination disappears, it is highly likely to echo the first IOM xmas 50p Diamond finish coin.
  • The portrait below only see on circulating commemorative coins, not regular coinage. 
  • 36th in series.
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