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Plans for 'Year of Island' coin fall through

Not representative of initiative says Minister

Plans for a coin to celebrate 'The Year of Our Island' are 'too much of a risk'.

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas took an order in Tynwald early last year for the special, five-pound coins.

However, the eight stage process stalled on stage six, when a U-turn was made by government officials.

Mr Thomas says the coin doesn't represent what the initiative was really about.

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