reverse, Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 175th Anniversary Coin - Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of Ascension Island with a mintage of only 5,000 coins

The Penny Red Stamp Coin Has Arrived!

Following on from the highly-successful Penny Black coin and the Two Pence Blue coin last year, the Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a new issue in the series: the Penny Red Stamp coin.

The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th Anniversary of its release. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but it consistently became the main type of postage stamp used in the UK until 1879.

The statistics surrounding the stamp are not short of highlights.

It was printed in a quantity exceeding 21 billion, over a period of more than 38 years, and was the world’s most used stamp in the early classic period. It was also Britain’s longest-running stamp issue in everyday use and remains possibly the country’s most-collected and best-studied.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Government of Ascension Island has approved the release of a special red coin depicting the Penny Red Stamp. The coin is available in Red Cupronickel and Red Sterling Silver. Please contact Pobjoy Mint direct if you are interested in Gold sizes.

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Design

obverse, Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 175th Anniversary Coin - Pobjoy MintThis rare stamp is perfectly reproduced on the coin and to make it as unique as previous ones, the coin has been produced with a beautiful Pearl-effect red finish. The obverse of the coin carries a special incused effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created exclusively by the Pobjoy Mint.

In 1990, with the release of the Penny Black Crown, Pobjoy Mint brought together the two worlds of Numismatics and Philatelics. This coin proved exceptionally successful as did many coins issued later which featured special stamps. The Penny Red Stamp coin now joins this extraordinary series of world famous stamps in coins.

Presentation

The coin comes in a unique presentation box complete with Certificate of Authenticty.

Product Code: L6709800 – Available from the Pobjoy Mint for $75.00
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Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 175th Anniversary Coin presentation box - Pobjoy MintCoin Specifications

Metal: Proof Sterling Silver Crown, Colored Uncirculated Cupronickel
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Issue Limit: 5,000

 

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