Isle of Man 2008 - International Year of Planet Earth - Silver and Four Colour Titanium Coin

Product Code: L0668680


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Coin Highlights

  • 2008 4 Colour Titanium Bi-Metal Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: 3,000
  • Unique presentation box and certificate


The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the year 2008 to be the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth and to support the international observance initiative Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of the World’s First 4 Colour Titanium Bi-Metal coin on behalf of the Isle of Man Government.

Our spectacular new coin represents the four spheres recognized in Earth Science: the lithosphere (earth), the atmosphere (air), the hydrosphere (water) and the biosphere (fire) and therefore the four Greek Gods representing these elements are depicted in the 4 Colour Titanium middle section of the coin: Demeter for Earth - brown, Zeus for Air – light blue, Poseidon for Water – mid. blue and Hephaestus for Fire - purple.  

The outer ring contains the 12 signs of the zodiac which have been arranged so that the relevant signs - Earth, Air, Water and Fire - appear above the God representing that particular element and the central circle depicts an image of Planet Earth.

This incredible IOM collector's coin has been issued with the outer and inner rings made from 999. Proof Fine Silver.

Due to the difficulty of striking titanium, the metal is as strong as steel but 45% lighter, each coin in this series is truly exclusive as no two titanium coins are exactly the same. Each collector's coin also features a lined effect that is present as a result of the unmistakeable qualities of titanium.  

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The International Year of Planet Earth, which will span three years from January 2007 to December 2009, aims to raise $20 million from industry and governments and split the funds two ways so that half will co-fund the research of over 400,000 of the world’s Earth scientists and half will aid outreach activities to educate people about our planet.  Encapsulated in its subtitle ‘Earth Sciences for Society’, the year’s ultimate goal is to help build safer, healthier and wealthier societies around the globe for future generations.   

Two versions of this beautifully engineered Bi-Metal coin were issued, one with the outer and inner rings made from 999. Proof Fine Silver and one with the outer and inner rings struck from 999.9 Proof Fine Gold.  Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of this coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD in the central section.

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $79.99 = $5.00
- $80.00-$149.99 = $7.50
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00

North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
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- $50.00-$99.99 $15.00
- $100.00-$199.99 $20.00
- $200.00-$499.99 $30.00
- $500.00-$999.99 $50.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 + $100.00

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Metal Proof Fine Silver & Titanium
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 8.77gms
Issue Limit 3,000