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British Virgin Islands 2004 - Worlds First Red Coin: Rare Guiana Stamp - Titanium

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SKU
L1164200
  • 2004 990 Red Titanium
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: 7,500
  • Unique presentation box and certificate
  • Also available as: Gold and Red Titanium Bi-Metal
$75.00

Featuring the World’s rarest stamp and also to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Life of Sir Rowland Hill, Pobjoy Mint issued the first Red coin in the world on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.

Regarded as the rarest stamp in the world and also one of the most expensive, this stamp was issued in limited numbers in British Guiana in 1856.  The stamp is printed in black on magenta paper and features a sailing ship with the colony’s motto - "Damus Petimus. Que Vicissim" - which is carefully replicated on the reverse of this remarkable new issue

The issue of this stamp happened through chance when an anticipated arrive of local stamps never arrived.  The local postmaster, therefore, authorised the printer who published the local paper to print an emergency issue of three stamps.  However, the postmaster was not pleased with the end result and to protect against forgery, all the stamps had to be autographed by the post office clerks.  Only one copy of the stamp is known to exist and this was bought in 1980 for $935,000, making it one of the most expensive stamps ever.

Two denominations of this highly attractive coin are available. The $5 piece is struck in titanium which has been passed through a special heat process to convert it to the red colour of this exceedingly rare stamp. The bi-metal $75 coin is struck in a combination of fine gold and the red titanium.

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Coin Year 2000 - 2004
Government British Virgin Islands
Coin Metal Titanium
Metal990 Titanium
Diameter10.00gms
Weight36.1mm
Issue Limit7,500

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

US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $69.99 = $5.00
- $70.00-$149.99 = $8.00
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00

North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
$0 - $49.99 = $10.00
$50.00-$99.99  =  $20.00
$100.00-$199.99  =  $30.00
$200.00-$499.99  =  $40.00
$500.00-$999.99  =  $50.00
$1000 - $4999.99 + = 100.00

UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.


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