Pobjoy Mint released a Proof Fine 999.9 Gold 1/25 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 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'. 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.
The item "Isle of Man Penny Black Stamp 2015 Proof Fine Gold 1 Penny Coin" is in sale since Thursday, November 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Regional Issues\Isle of Man". The seller is "pobjoy-mint" and is located in Tadworth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.