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CoinWeek Unboxing: Isle of Man 2015 Penny Black Silver & Gold Coins – Video: 4:44

The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. The stamp went into use in May 1840. It features the likeness of long-serving British monarch Queen Victoria.

The Penny Black was revolutionary in that it changed the course of postal delivery around the world. By reducing the cost of postage to a flat rate, letter senders could dispatch mail around the world at a fixed, low cost.

After its adoption, other countries followed suit and mail delivery as we know it was born.

The Pobjoy Mint has released coins commemorating the Penny Black in a number of configurations.

Legal tender in the Isle of Man – the two coins we have here are the 1-ounce silver and the 1/5 ounce gold.

A 5-ounce silver is available – as are 1-ounce and 1/25th-ounce gold coins.

 

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