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World's first pyramid coin!

A unique coin has been produced by the Manx Goverment to comemorate the Tutankhamun exhibition at London's O2 Arena.

It's shaped like a pyramid, with the young pharaoh's coffinette on one side, and Her Majesty the Queen on the other.

Political member of the Manx Treasury Alex Downie, says there are a number of connections between the Isle of Man and Tutankhamun.

A great nephew of Howard Carter, who discovered the treasure, lives on the Island, and there are links with Celtic symbols (audio file attached):

(Pictures, left to right: Managing Director of the Pobjoy Mint, which produces the coins, Taya Pobjoy, at today's United Kingdom launch; a presentation pack, showing both sides of the coin; Tutankhamun's coffinette on one side of the coin).


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