The Isle of Man features a healthy population of Peregrine falcons, and one appears on the island's coat of arms
. Which is why I am calling this fellow as a Peregrine falcon, despite the entire internet saying it is a Gyrfalcon. While Gyrfalcons are found on Isle of Man, they are very rare. Unless I am missing something, there is nothing on this engraving that would indicate it is one or the other, so I will stick with the animal on the country's coat of arms.
If anybody has an original source identifying this bird, please contact me.
Thanks to Maria for sending me this coin!
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