Product Code: L6709000
AFTER THE DEVASTATING NEWS CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA THAT HAS AFFECTED THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AMONG MANY OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, POBJOY MINT WILL BE DONATING 20% OF THE SALE VALUE OF ALL SILVER PROOF AND CUPRO NICKEL COINS ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BVI TO A FUND THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE ISLANDS GOVERNMENT. YOUR HELP WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY THE ISLANDERS.
To commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Two Pence Blue stamp (also known as the Tupenny Blue), a special coloured coin is being released on behalf of the Ascension Island Government.
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.
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 6th May 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.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Government of Ascension Island has approved the release of a special coin depicting the Tupenny Blue. This rare stamp is perfectly reproduced on the coin and to make these coins as unique as previous ones, the coin has been produced with a beautiful Pearl-effect blue finish. The coin is available in Blue Cupro Nickel, Blue Sterling Silver. Please contact Pobjoy Mint direct if you are interested in Gold sizes.
The obverse of the coin carries a special incused effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COIN IS ONE SHADE OF BLUE AND ANY EXTRA COLORING WITHIN THE PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN ADDED ONLY TO HIGHLIGHT THE STAMP DETAILS**
|Metal||1 Crown Proof Sterling Silver|
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