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"Big Money" could make big money for charity !
Author Malcolm
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 1:26 pm
The unique coin, made from lightweight foam board, was produced to promote the TT Legends coin series launched in 2015 and exhibited at the paddock during the 2016 Isle of Man TT, Classic TT, Manx Grand Prix and at the Festival of Jurby.

It has been signed by more than 70 people with connections to motorcycle racing and the TT Mountain course, including 23-times TT winner John McGuinness and a host of other current and past TT racers, MGP stars, TV and radio presenters, leading race officials and global racing greats like Pierfrancesco ‘Frankie’ Chili.

Now Isle of Man Post Office is auctioning the one-of-a-kind collectable through its eBay store -
to raise money for two charities.

The auction began on 1st October and runs for 10 days.

All proceeds will be split between the Isle of Man TT Marshals Association and the TT Riders Association, which both play a vital role in road racing in the Isle of Man.

Measuring 91cm in diameter, and perfect for wall mounting, it is a replica of the first 50p in the TT Legends series, which featured the names of John McGuinness, Joey Dunlop, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, David Jefferies and Bob McIntyre. Just like the real coin, the giant version also has the Queen’s head on the reverse.

A second 50p, featuring the names of Michael Dunlop, Stanley Woods, Steve Hislop, Bruce Anstey, Dave Molyneux, Mick Grant and Ian Hutchinson, was released this year.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager, Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, said:

‘We had this replica created to promote our TT Legends 50p coins, and it was photographed alongside many of the biggest names from the TT and world of motorcycle racing. More than 70 stars agreed to sign the coin, and now we’d like to give fans this opportunity to own a truly unique collectable.

‘The TT Legends coins proved exceptionally popular, and we expect there to be a huge demand for this giant version. We certainly hope fans around the world bid so we can raise as much money as possible for these two very important road racing charities.’

The replica 50p coin is signed by -

Current and former racers:

John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey, Gary Johnson, Dean Harrison, Cameron Donald, William Dunlop, Conor Cummins, Steve Mercer, Dan Kneen, Ivan Lintin, Dan Cooper, Olie Linsdell, Ian Lougher, Maria Costello, Dan Stewart, Dave Molyneux, Richard Kneen, James Cowton, Jamie Coward, Danny Webb, Johnny Barton, Des Connor, Hurst Saiger, Mark Parrot, Alan "Bud" Jackson, Nick Jefferies, Conrad Harrison, Paul Owen, Phillip McCallen, Graeme Crosby, Richard "Milky" Quayle, Helmut Dahne, Mick Grant, Brian Reid, Charlie Williams, Dave Roper, Alex George, Chris Palmer, Sean Callister, Dan Sayle, Tom Weedon, Steve Parrish, Steve Plater, James Whitham and Clive Padgett


Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson, Chief Steward Neil Hanson, Start Line Controller Paul Kermode, Pit Lane Controller Alex Downie, TT and Motorsport Development Manager Paul Phillips and Head of Security (and the man in charge of the trophies) Lloyd Mister


Multiple World Enduro Champion David Knight, World Superbike legend Frankie Chili, World Championship Speedway rider Barry Briggs, TV presenter Henry Cole, Manx Radio TT team Chris Kinley, Tim Glover, Chris Williams, Marc Tyley and Jo Pack, top motorsport photographers Stephen Davison and Gary Harrison, artist, writer and TT calendar girl Rachael Clegg, Peter Duke, Duke Video boss and son of racing legend Geoff Duke, Isle of Man Newspapers Sports Editor John Watterson, and Derry ‘Decca’ Kissack and the Purple Helmets

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