175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp - 2015 Proof Sterling Silver Crown

Product Code: L6704790


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Coin Highlights

  • 2015 Proof Sterling Silver
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: 10,000
  • 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, Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown


Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new Proof Sterling Silver commemorative coin which is issued on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp.

Back in 1990, Pobjoy Mint issued 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 (COTY) Awards - 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 Victoria. 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.

The Managing Director of England's Pobjoy Mint, Taya Pobjoy, takes us on a personal guided tour of the Pobjoy Mint to explore how their award winning "Penny Black" silver proof is created: from die carving andpolishing, through meticulous proof striking, and finally to the impeccable hand finishing that makes each and every Penny Black 5oz Silver Proof a masterpiece of the mint. Taya takes us on a rare, behind-the-scenes mint tour (although the actual Pearl Black finish applied to the Penny Black coin is top secret and cannot be revealed!)

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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.

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

US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $79.99 = $5.00
- $80.00-$149.99 = $7.50
- $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 $7.50
- $50.00-$99.99 $15.00
- $100.00-$199.99 $20.00
- $200.00-$499.99 $30.00
- $500.00-$999.99 $50.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 + $100.00

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Metal Proof Sterling Silver
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 10,000