Two Pence Blue Stamp - 2015 Coloured Proof Sterling Silver Crown
- 2015 Proof Sterling Silver Crown
- Issued on behalf of Ascension Island
- Issue: 5,000
- Unique presentation box and certificate
- Also available as Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
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**
|Coin Effect||Fifty Pence|
|Metal||1 Crown Proof Sterling Silver|
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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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