Introducing the Isle of Man 50p Coin
The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) races started in 1907 and have continued annually since then. Considered one of the most dangerous races in the world due to its high number of deaths in its 90-year existence. It’s also the oldest continuing race in motorcycle history. Each year for six days, the island welcomes motorcycle fans from all over the world to watch daring racers compete on the Snaefell Mountain Course, each lap about 60 km through urban streets and mountainous terrain. Racers can achieve average top speeds of about 200 kph.
2007 TT Motorcycle Race Isle of Man 50p Coin
This Isle of Man 50p coin features two racers competing for the lead position. The design shows Number 9, thought to be eleven-time TT race winner Philip McCallen, is in front of Number 4. His appearance gives the coin its alternative name the ‘Isle of Man Philip McCallen’ 50p. A wreath encircles the two racers.
The obverse design is of profile portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael David Maklouf.
(Caption: Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Race Logo)
How Much is the Isle of Man 50p Coin Worth?
Like other Isle of Man coins, it’s difficult to discuss the rarity of the coin since the mintage information has not been publicly shared. But based on the small population of the crown dependency and because they are not in circulation in the UK, it’s a reasonable assumption to think that these coins aren’t extremely easy to find.
On eBay, as of 2019, the highest sold auction went for an impressive £50. It was for a circulated version.
Other Versions of the TT Race 50p Coin
This is a standard circulation coin and does not seem to have any special mintages. If you find any, please let us know!
Other TT Race Coins
The Isle of Man has released other numerous designs over the years in celebration of this harrowing race. In 2018, they issued a special 5-pound coin for the 110th anniversary of the TT Races. They also released two commemorative 2-pound coins in 2018 to celebrate famous racer Mike Hailwood. Other coins have been issued since 1981 to honour the race and its racers including a 50p for Joey Dunlop and special crown coins to celebrate the race’s centenary.
Other Isle of Man Coins
|Obverse Designer||Raphael David Maklouf|