The history of coins on the Isle of Man dates back 300 years to when the first official Manx coins were cast in 1709 and became legal tender by an Act of Tynwald on 24th June 1710.
They were cast in moulds, probably at Castle Rushen in Castletown, and the reverse side bore the family crest of James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby. On the obverse is the familiar Manx triskeles surrounded by the old Latin spelling of the motto QVOCVNQVE GESSERIS STABIT, which translates as ‘Withersoever (which ever way) you throw it, it will stand’.
A new stamp issue to be released on June 24, 2010 marks the tercentenary and details the most significant developments in coinage on the Isle of Man over three centuries. Renowned numismatic authority and author Mike Southall MBE did the text and design of the stamps.