Introducing the Castle Rushen Clock 20p Coin
Castle Rushen is located in Castletown on the Isle of Man. One of the world’s best preserved medieval, the castle was believed to have been built in 1200AD for a Norse king and continually improved upon by following rulers until the 17th century. Over the centuries, the castle acted as Manx Parliament meeting place, a fortress, and a prison. It was even used as a mint in the 18th century. Now, a Manx National Heritage site, the castle is home to the square wood framed, single-handed clock. The clock is thought to have been a gift from Queen Elizabeth I in 1597.
Castle Rushen Clock 2004 20p Coin
The Castle Rushen Clock 20p’s design features the face of the clock, with the single-hand pointing to the ‘XII’ mark. Around the top are the words, ‘Castle Rushen Clock.’ The obverse side is a right-facing profile portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
(Clock on Castle Rushen by Tracey Hind licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0)
How Much is the Castle Rushen Clock 20p Coin Worth?
Because the mintage figures are unknown, it’s difficult to say how rare or common this 20p is. However, based on the small population of the Isle of Man compared to the UK, the mintage value is probably very small. If you wanted to get one on eBay, as of 2019, the highest you’d have to pay is £3.00 for a circulation coin in good condition.
Other Versions of the Castle Rushen Clock 20p Coin
Since this is a standard circulation coin, it has been issued into circulation numerous times between 2004-2016. There are no special Proof versions. There are small differences on the reverse side that indicate the location and the die used to stamp the coin. The ‘PM’ mintmark is on the left and indicates that it was minted at the Pobjoy Mint. The ‘AA’ or some two letter combination on the lower right indicates which die was used.
Other Isle of Man Coins
If you’re interested in other coins from the Isle of Man, Chancery Coins also has the Milner’s Tower 50p.
(84% copper, 16%
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS|