Honor Terracotta Army
By World Coin News
has released on behalf of the Isle of Man a pair
of coins to commemorate the coming of the
Terracotta Army to the British Museum in London.
The coins, the first from the mint to have a
hole in the center, are part of an ongoing
History of Man series.
The two designs are "The Making of the Soldier"
and "The Making of the Horse." Both show the
production process of the some 7,000 figures
dating from 210 B.C. that were discovered in
China near the Mausouleum of the First Qin
The obverse of both coins carries Ian Rank-Broadley's
effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The hole in the center of the coin design
replicates the "Banliang" coins of the state of
Qin, which were circulated around the time that
the Terracotta Army was being produced.
The 2009 Terracotta Army coins are available as
a two-coin set or individually, either in
sterling silver or 999.9 gold.
The proof sterling silver 1 crown is 38.60 mm in
diameter and weighs 28.28 grams. Its issue limit
is 10,000. The proof 1/5 ounce gold crown is 22
mm in diameter and weighs 6.22 grams. Its
mintage limit is 5,000.
Visit www.pobjoy.com to view or order the coins.
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