Manannán – 1st King of Mann
Manannán – 1st King of Mann
Item 28847
Country Isle of Man
Year 2019
Face Value 5 Pounds
Metal Silver .999
Weight ~3 oz
Size 55 mm
Quality Antique finish
Mintage 999

The highlight of CIT’s coin portfolio at World Money Fair 2019 is a breathtaking three ounce silver issue for the Isle of Man (often referred to simply as Mann). While depictions on modern coins often lack a significant connection to the country of issue, Manannán – 1st King of Mann – is a treasure of folklore and cultural identity.

The coin, struck with smartminting technology in the shape of an ornamented celtic cross shows Manannán mac Lir “son of the sea” kneeling in knight’s armor clutching a shield and his sword Fragarach “the retaliator”. The polished Fragarach is adorned with the characteristic three-legged Manx triscelion.

Manannán derived his name from the Isle of Man and is said to be the first king and defender of the island. He is a vital part of Manx, Irish and Scottish mythology and folklore. Aside from his famous sword, Manannán is said to have possessed a cloak of invisibility and the Wave Sweeper, a ship able to cross the seas without sails.

The outstanding numismatic tribute to Manannán measures 55 mm in diameter, features an antique finish and nominal value of 5 £. Only 999 pieces will be struck of this Isle of Man issue. As a self-governing Crown dependency, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state holding the title “Lord of Mann”.

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