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Isle of Man issue £5 Christmas coin

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Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) has revealed the design of the IOM Government Treasury’s 2017 Christmas £5 coin, which features a dove, a well-known and universal symbol of peace.

The £5 coin depicts a familiar image of a dove carrying an olive branch with outstretched wings, surrounded by a Christmas wreath.

The coin bears the inscription ‘Nollick Ghennal’, which is Manx for ‘Merry Christmas’.

The engraving on the edge of the coin reads ‘Shee dy row er y thalloo’, which translates to ‘Peace on Earth’.

This collectable Treasury coin is presented in a gift pack featuring snowy scenes from the Isle of Man against a Manx tartan background. 

Isle of Man Stamps & Coins General Manager, Maxine Cannon said:  

“Christmas is that special time of the year when family and friends gather and exchange gifts to express their affection to one another. This 2017 Christmas £5 Coin that features the iconic image of a dove will make an exceptionally wonderful Christmas present, as it will not only be a treasured possession, it also conveys the message of peace, love and happiness to the receiver.”

Maxine added, “I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, on Island and everywhere else in the world, a very merry Christmas and may the spirit of this festive season bring you peace and happiness throughout the year.”

For more information about the 2017 Christmas £5 Coin or IOMPO’s delivery policies, customers can visit IOMPO’s website www.iompost.com

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