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Obverse of 1976 Manx Silver Crown
Obverse of 1976 Manx Crown

George Washington on Reverse of Isle of Man1976 Crown
George Washington on Reverse of 1976 Manx Crown

Concorde Silver Medallion

Silver Medallion - Concorde Enters Service

1976 Silver Coins

We are always being asked for coins from a particular year as a special gift item.
Recently we have been asked for silver coins for 1976, obviously as silver wedding anniversary or 25th birthday gifts.
Most countries stopped using silver coins around the time of the first world war. Britain, for example, reduced the silver content of its silver coins from 92.5% (sterling silver), after 1919, and further reduced this again after 1946 to zero, so that no British coins dated after 1946 were issued for circulation containing any silver. All silver coloured coins are now made from cupro-nickel, which as its name infers is an alloy of copper and nickel.

Commemoratives & Collectors' Issues
Fortunately since about the mid 1960's, some countries have taken to issuing special commemorative coins for sale to collectors, and these have included some issues of silver coins.

British Silver 1976 Coins
Britain issued no silver coins for 1976, except Maundy coins.
For most coin collectors, this does not matter, as collectors very sensibly restrict themselves to collecting coins and dates which do exist. If, however, you are looking for an unusual gift to mark a 25th birthday, or a silver wedding, the lack of a suitable silver coin may cause a problem. As leading UK coin dealers, we get asked frequently for 1976 silver coins. As we hate to disappoint our customers, we tried to unearth a small selection of world silver coins. So far, we have only found a Manx crown and a Manx silver coin set.

Isle of Man 1976 Silver Crown
This is an interesting coin issued to commemorate the bicentenary of American Independence in 1776, featuring a bust of George Washington as the reverse design.

Second, decimal portrait by Arnold Machin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, facing right.

George Washington

Diameter: 38.61mm.
Weight: 28.28 grams.
Alloy: .925 fine silver
Fine silver content: 0.84 troy ounces.
Mintage; Silver Proof Version: 30,000
Mintage; Cupro-nickel Uncirculated Version: 50,000
Mintage; Silver Uncirculated Version: Unknown

Manx 1976 Sterling Silver Mint Coin Set
In 1976, the Isle of Man issued complete sets of its six circulating coins, ranging from the Fifty Pence to the Halfpenny. Three different versions were made, the first version in ordinary base metal, another in platinum with an issue limit of 200 sets, and our current offering in sterling silver, with an issue limit of 20,000 sets. Since about 1947, very few coins have been produced in silver for circulation, however silver is used on occasion for special collectors editions of coins or sets.
1976 saw the introduction of new reverse designs for the Isle of Man coins. All six reverse designs are now shown superimposed on an outline map of the island,

The Arnold Machin portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as also used on all British coins from 1971 to 1981.

The reverse design on each coin is as follows:-
Fifty New PenceViking Ship Sailing Left29.515.5
Ten New PenceTriskellion (3 Legs)2813.0
Five New PenceThe Laxey Wheel, Lady Isabella236.5
Two New PenceManx Sheerwater258.4
One New PennyLoaghtyn Sheep204.2
Half New PennyAtlantic Herring16.52.1

Prices & Availability
ItemDescriptionAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1976 Manx CrownCupro Nickel UncirculatedYes£4$6
1976 Manx CrownSilver UncirculatedSold£10$16
1976 Manx CrownSilver ProofYes£15$25
1976 Manx Coin SetSilver UncirculatedYes£40$65
1976 Concorde MedallionSilverSold£25$40

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Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
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Fully Insured $20
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1975 Silver Coins

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