1 Penny, Issued by James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby, Isle of Man, Great Britain, 1709
Cast in Castle Rushen, Castletown (possible)

Obverse Description

The Stanley crest and moto: on a chapeau gules, turned up ermine below an eagle with wings spread standing (or preying) on a baby in its cradle; around above, SANS CHANGER; below, 1709

Reverse Description

At centre, triskelis: three legs joined at the upper part of the thigh, flexed, garnished and spurred; around, QUOCUNQUE GESSERIS STABIT (wherever you throw it, it will stand)

Edge Description



The Stanleys, Earls of Derby, were granted the Isle of Man by King Henry IV in 1406. They ruled as kings of Man until 1651 when the title was changed to Lord. In 1708 the 10th Earl approached the British Treasury to have coins struck for the Isle of Man but the request was rejected at the recommendation of Sir Isaac Newton, then at the Royal Mint. The Earl then proceeded to have copper coins cast, possibly at Castle Rushen. The coins were proclaimed current on 24 June 1710 by an Act of Tynwald.

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