To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Two Pence Blue stamp (also known as the Tuppenny Blue), a special colorized coin is being released with a limited mintage of 5,000 coins.
- Contains .91 oz of .925 fine Silver.
- Comes in an original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley.
- Reverse: Depicts the Tuppenny Blue stamp and features a beautiful pearl-effect blue finish.
- Guaranteed by the Ascension Island government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this Ascension Island Silver 1 Crown Blue Stamp commemorative coin to your cart today!
Sir Rowland Hill promoted the concept of a single, uniform charge for the delivery of post regardless of the distance within the United Kingdom. From this concept, the modern postal system was born and on May 6th, 1840. The Penny Black and Two Pence Blue stamps were issued by the Royal Mail. This simple concept of issuing a receipt and proof of payment for postage was quickly adopted by every country in the world and this British innovation is now 175 years old.
The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.
Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.
The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.