Isle of Man 2008 - Summer Olympics: Canoe Slalom - Cupro Nickel Goldclad® Crown

Product Code: L4435504

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Coin Highlights

  • 2008 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Goldclad® Crown
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available in Proof Sterling Silver, Proof Fine 999.9 1/5 oz Gold and Proof Fine 999.9 1/25 oz Gold.


Pobjoy Mint released six stylish coins from the Isle of Man as part of the 2008 Summer Olympics range. This collector's coin features the canoe slalom with Beijing’s Summer Palace in the background.  The canoe is a light, narrow, open boat propelled by one or more paddlers from a kneeling position, using single-bladed paddles. 

At the foreground of the six designs is an image of a rat accompanied by a Chinese script.  According to the Chinese zodiac, the Lunar Year for 2008 is the Year of the Rat.  The Rat signifies a time of hard work, activity, and renewal, but due to local Manx tradition, it is said that this animal should always be referred to as ‘A Long Tailed Fellow’.  In the surround of each coin the wording ‘Olympic – China’ appears with the denomination ‘One Crown’ illustrated in traditional Chinese style writing which represents bamboo.

The coins are available in Proof Sterling Silver and 999.9 Proof Fine Gold.  Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of each coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD.

Metal Unc. Cupro Nickel Goldclad®
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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