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Isle of Man Penny and Half Penny  1798
Isle of Man Penny and Half Penny 1798

The actual name of this three-legged device (so the Internet tells me) is the triune or triskellion. QUOCUNQUE JECERIS STABIT means 'whichever way you throw me, I will stand', which is the motto of the small Isle of Man located between Scotland, Ireland, and England.

HALF PENNY: 27 mm diameter
PENNY: 34 mm diameter

The coin in our picture is a special coin. It is a proof version produced only for collectors and never circulated. It sold for 420 British pounds (close to $700 US dollars) during a 2014 auction by Spink. Just about all IOM pennies and half pennies look 'normal' compared to the Spink coin, and are worth less:

HALF PENNY
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $250

PENNY
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $45
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $250

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

(Jools -- Please submit a separate request for your second coin.)

Coin: 19619 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jools, Mon, 20-Jul-2015 10:40:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 20-Jul-2015 18:41:02 GMT
Requester description: The 1798 coin is quite thick, like the cartwheel type, it has the three legs of Isle of Mann on one side and George III on e other side
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