Culture Vannin awarded a grant to support a book entitled Coins of the Isle of Man. Written by Mike Southall, the book is a definitive study of Manx decimal coins seen in circulation since 1971.
The synopsis of the book states that "reference work took about twenty five years to complete" and the book lists "all the known types of decimal coins that have been issued by the Isle of Man Treasury since decimalisation. The die marks, mintmarks, provenance marks etc found on the majority of Manx decimal coins are also included." Another section of the book documents the non-circulating, precious metal and bullion coins.