Monday, 10 December 2007

Triangular Coin

A triangular coin, created to mark the new Tutankhamun exhibition in London, is to be legal tender in the Isle of Man.
The three-sided coin shows some of the artefacts found in the pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings by English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.

The bronze coins are being produced by Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood, Surreyand will have have a legal tender value of 25p on the Isle of Man.

They will be launched on the Isle of Man, where Mr Carter's great nephew is now a well-known resident.