Collecting Isle of Man Viking Boats/Long-boats 50p Coins in 1979

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Abstract: Viking Boats and/or Viking Long-boats Metal Mixed

First of all, this chapter all is about Isle of Man Viking Boats heptagon 50p coins. Metal will come across between copper-nickel (i.e., CN) and silver (i.e., AG) at same time. Secondly, more importantly, it is a way to dig 50p coins struck by the Pobjoy mint (hereafter, the Mint) in 1979 ONLY. The Mint is a limited company and the mint mark is PM PLUS so-called the batch code introduced in 1979. The batch codes are somehow in a way which is a key fact to see how hard and complex viking boats 50p coins are. On the other hands, it shows how good effort(s) the Mint build up in 1970s.

In order to understand or have a clear picture of 1979 50p coins, silver 50p coins they will be a starting point. You are able to see Ag 50ps as follows:
  1. Viking Long-boat 50p Coin with t privy (PF, the year set)*,
  2. Viking Boat 50p Coin with D batch code (PFs, individual)*,
  3. Viking Boat 50p Coin with E batch code (PF/BU, individual)*,
  4. Viking Boat 50p Coins with F batch code (PF/BU, individual)*.
  5. Viking Boat 50p coin with D batch code in 1980 (PF, individual, very special one)*.
Note*: PF stands for proof, BU= brilliant uncirculated. The year set means the place the coin comes from. Individual means the coin presents in a gift/collector box.

Bearing in mind that
  • a). if you are very clear above 50p silver coins, you may continue to read information below. Or
  • b). if you are very familiar with all 50p coins on CN, we hope it may give you more extra info to amend your own picture on all 50p coins in 1979. 

1. Viking Long-boat 50p Coin with t privy (PF, the year set),

From 1976 to 1979 all reverses were carrying out Viking the Long-boat. Both obverse and reverse sides are noted the Mint mark (PM) from 1977 to 1979. Interestingly, the double mint marks on a coin changed in 1979 after t privy appears, instead one side (i.e., "obverse") with the mint mark (normally the mark is located underneath to the portrait on obverse) and one side (i.e., "reverse") with a batch code (normally it is noted on reverse). Also, a batch code was introduced in 1979 after t privy exists. It can be seen in variation(s) 1.1 & 1.2 below.

Note:
  • IOM coinages in transit--a), banknote 50p stop circulating after 1979. This requires enormous 50p coins in place; b), reverse's design is no longer over the island, and become a single design; c), the design transfers to Millennium voyage from Odin's ravens in 1979, and most importantly it is one year reverse only.
1979 IOM Viking Long-boat 50p Silver Proof Coin with t Privy
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2. Viking Boat 50p Coins with D batch code (PFs, individual),

2.1 D batch code with edge inscription
Note
  • PF grade (see below, left),
  • Inscribed on edges "ROYAL VISIT I. O. M  JULY 1979 H. M Q. E - II" --(clockwise, from 9 position). (Note proper reading it should be H.M Q.E-II ROYAL VISIT I.O.M. JULY 1979)
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2.2 D batch code without edg inscription
Note
  • PF grade (see above, right),
  • Edges NO inscription.
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3. Viking Boat 50p Coin with E batch code PLUS with edge inscription upright with reverse on top (PF, individual),

Note
  • PF grade (see cert below right),
  • Edges inscribed.
  • Only E die PF silver coin noted
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4. Viking Boat 50p Coins with F batch code (PF/BU, individual).

4.1 F batch code with edge inscription
Note:
  • BU grade (see certs below, left)
  •  Matte finish on both sides
  • BUT, inscribed on edges "ROYAL VISIT I. O. M  JULY 1979 H. M Q. E - II" --(clockwise, from 9 position). (Note proper reading see above 2.1)
1979 iOM Viking boat silver BU 50p with inscription
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4.2  F batch code WITHOUT inscription
Note:
  • BU grade (see above, right).
  • Frosted mirrored-field on rev. & obv..
  • But edges WITHOUT inscription.
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5 Viking Boat 50p coin with D batch code (PF, individual, very special one)

Note
  • Proof grade (see cert below),
  • Edges inscribed upright with reverse, reading as "ODINS RAVEN VIKING EXHIBN NEW YORK 1980"--(clockwise, 7 o'clock position)
1980 IOM Viking Boat silver Proof 50p with inscription to attend The Vikings Exhibition in New York
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