2016 Isle of Man Cupro-Nickel 1 Crown 175th Anniversary Penny Red
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Following the highly successful Penny Black coin and the Two Pence Blue, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a new issue in this series, the Penny Red Stamp coin.
- Cupro-Nickel metal composition.
- Limited mintage of 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: Carries a special effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: The rare stamp is perfectly reproduced on the coin and to make it as unique as previous ones, it has been produced with a beautiful Pearl-effect red finish.
- Guaranteed by the British government.
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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 it’s most collected and best studied.
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