175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp - 2015 Proof Fine 999.9 1/10oz Gold Crown

Product Code: L2359540

DELIVERY UPDATE 22nd September 2020

We can confirm that the Cutty Sark pre-order is still set for Thursday 24th September 2020. Orders will start to be dispatched from this date on wards in chronological order.

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Latest Update (14/08/2020): Standard delivery time for orders is currently 7-10 working days with Royal Mail. Please note, this does not include any pre-order items.

Please note, whilst social distancing measures are still in place, a small number of colleagues are undertaking a number of responsibilities from different departments which means delays will occur. Whilst we endeavour to try and deal with customer enquiries as quickly as possible, our response time will be slower than usual but our team is working as hard as they can during these strange times. Our phone lines are still currently closed.

Dispatch for orders will be delayed by 3-5 working days at present, and next day delivery is not currently an option

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Coin Highlights

  • 2015 Proof Fine 999.9 1/10oz Gold
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: 2,000
  • Unique presentation box and certificate
  • Also available as: 1/25oz Proof Fine 999.9 Gold, 1/5oz Proof Fine 999.9 Gold, 1oz Proof Fine 999.9 Gold, Proof Sterling Silver Crown, Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown


Pobjoy Mint announced the release of a new Proof Fine 999.9 Gold 1/10 commemorative coin in 2015 which was issued on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp.

Back in 1990, Pobjoy Mint issue a coin which was recognised as the most innovative coin of its time, and which was awarded no less than three Coin of the Year Awards (COTY) - Best Crown, Most Innovative Coinage and overall Coin of the Year.

The coin in question was produced to commemorate the anniversary of the world's first adhesive stamp which was introduced in Britain in 1840 by famous reformer, Rowland Hill. The stamp made philatelic history, with a beautiful but simple design by Henry Corbould showing the profile of the young Queen Victorial. This stamp became popularly known the world over as the 'Penny Black'.

This year sees the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black, and to commemorate the event, the 2015 coin is being issued with the same design as the coin released in 1990. The design remains the same showing the image from the stamp, but there is a change in the anniversary date and this year's coin has been issued in various sizes, with the Cupro Nickel and Sterling Silver editions both having the lustrous 'pearl black' finish created from a unique technique employed by Pobjoy Mint to create the beautiful black colour. This year's coin also differs from the original as it portrays a different effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The obverse of the coin carries an incused effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

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The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Blackened, Sterling Silver Blackened and various Gold sizes.  On the 1oz, 1/2oz and 1/5oz Gold the coin is blackened in the centre and has a gold rim whilst on the 1/10oz and 1/25oz Gold the coin is totally blackened.  On the 1/5oz Platinum version, the coin is blackened in the centre with the Platinum rim showing.  The Cupro Nickel Version is available in a special pack.  These IOM coins themselves are struck to the highest quality with the precious metal versions being produced with a stunning Pobjoy proof finish. Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of history with this beautiful collector's coin.

Metal Proof Fine 999.9 1/10oz Gold
Diameter 13.92mm
Weight 1.24gms
Issue Limit 2,000

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

UK (Including Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey) delivery charges:
- FREE Standard UK Delivery - 3-5 business days
- £8.99 - Next Day Delivery (When ordered before 1:00pm)
- £11.22 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 1.30pm)
- £19.26 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 9.30am)

Europe (Excl United Kingdom) delivery charges:
- £0 - £59.99 £5.00
- £60.00 - £149.99 £7.50
- £150.00 - £300.00 £10.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £15.00
- £800.00 - £4999.99 £25.00

Rest of the World delivery charges:
- £0 - £300.00 £15.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £20.00
- £800.00 - £1249.99 £50.00
- £1250.00 - £2999.99 £80.00
- £3000.00 - £4999.99+ £100.00

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