• 50 Pence 1997, KM# 806, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race
  • 50 Pence 1997, KM# 806, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race
Description

The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is a motorcycle sport event held annually on the Isle of Man in May or June of each year since the inaugural race in 1907. The Isle of Man TT for many years was the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world and also seen as the ultimate test for competitors and machines alike.

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II crowned facing right. Lettering around outside.

Mint mark: PM (Pobjoy Mint).

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf.

ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
1997
RM

Reverse

Wreath containing two motorcyclists - Number 9 is leading Number 4 and turning right. Value numerals at bottom, dieletters just above.

AA, AB, AC, AD, BC are dieletters. These letters used are all uppercase and they take their distinctive style from Hiberno-Norse runes. They always appear on the reverse of the coins. Dieletters tell what die to stamp the coin was used. When AA gets worn or broken it is replaced by AB and so on. So AA is most common, AB is scarcer, etc.

4 9
AA
50

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness -
Shape polygon
Sides 7
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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