The collecting of international numismatic items (coins, currency and exonumia) can be a fun and interesting hobby. Anyone with a desire to learn of the history of civilizations and countries can learn what was considered to be so important that their money proudly displayed it. Others wish to learn or teach finer details of unique coins. Education and the sharing of knowledge is a primary focus of NI, with the scholarly NI Bulletin, the library and the publications. In addition, the semi-annual Bid Sale allows members to acquire items of interest or to sell excess numismatic items. This is done in a spirit of friendship with members who have similar interests.
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Numismatics International’s Coin Spotlight:
ISLE OF MAN - Half Penny - 1786
George III issue for the Isle of Man at a time when the British Mint produced few issues of copper coinage. This example has a bold strike with the engrailed edge. Plain edge types exist, as well as proofs. OB: George III facing right, GEORGIVUS III DEI GRATIA. 1786; RX: triskeles (or triune) w/legend 'QVCOCVNQVE IECERIS STABIT'; The Motto "Quocunque Jeceris Stabit," translates literally as "whithersoever you throw it, it will stand"; you can also find the sequence shown differently and with slightly varying translations. This motto has been associated with the Isle of Man since about 1300. It was reportedly in use before this date by the MacLeods of Lewis as ancient Lords of the Isles of Scotland which, after 1266, included the Isle of Man. The triskeles can be found on ancient Greek coins from a very early date such as this one from Pamphylia - Aspendos from around 400 B.C.E. KM# 8 edge engrailed.
The NI Bulletin:
The November/December 2019 edition of the NI Bulletin is now available on this website for members to download. The November/December 2019 NI Bulletin includes the following article:
- Fleur-de-lis Douzains of the West Indies, by David Wolfer
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