2016 Ascension Islands 1 Crown 175th Anniversary Penny Red
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Part of the highly successful Penny Black series, the Penny Red Stamp coin features a unique pearl finish.
- Contains .9092 oz of .925 fine Silver.
- Comes in an original red mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Features the rare stamp, perfectly reproduced on the coin, with a beautiful Pearl-effect red finish.
- Guaranteed by the Isle of Man government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2016 Isle of Man Silver 1 Crown 175th anniversary Penny Red commemorative coin to your cart today!
The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th anniversary of its release. The color was changed from black to red because of the difficulty in being able to see a cancellation mark on the Penny Black, the red made this mark much more visible. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but, consistently, it continued to be the main type of postage stamp in the UK from its release 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 its most collected and best studied.
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