• 1 Crown 1976, KM# 38, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of the Horse Tram
  • 1 Crown 1976, KM# 38, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of the Horse Tram
Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Lettering around outside, date below.

Mint mark: PM (Pobjoy Mint).

Engraver: Arnold Machin.

ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
PM
1976

Reverse

A horsecar with driver to the left. Lettering around outside, value below.

A horsecar or horse-drawn tram is an animal-powered streetcar or tram. These early forms of public transport developed out of industrial haulage routes that had long been in existence, and from the omnibus routes that first ran on public streets in the 1820s, using the newly improved iron or steel rail or 'tramway'.

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway on the Isle of Man ran along the seafront promenade for approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km). The tramway was built and initially operated by Thomas Lightfoot, a retired civil engineer from Sheffield. His service was introduced in 1876. In January 2016, Douglas Borough Council confirmed that the tramway had run for the last time the previous September and that they had closed it as it was not financially viable.

CENTENARY OF THE HORSE TRAM
• ONE CROWN •

Edge

1 Crown

2nd portrait

100th Anniversary of the Horse Tram

KM# 38
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 28.4 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.17 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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