This dramatic uncirculated commemorative Crown was issued by the government of the Isle of Man to honor the soldiers of World War II who exemplified the bravery and self-sacrifice that saw the allies to victory over the forces of Fascism. This Crown bears the impression of The White Rose of Finland imposed over a scene depicting the Finnish resistance fighters in winter camouflage boldly opposing a counter-assault by a German Panzer unit across a small, wooded fiord. The Order of the White Rose of Finland was established by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim in his capacity as regent (temporary head of state) on January 28, 1919. The order’s rules and regulations were confirmed on May 16, 1919, and its present rules date from June 1, 1940. The revised scale of ranks was confirmed most recently in 1985. The decorations were designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The honor can be granted for military as well as civilian merit.