Blue Mauritius Stamp on Coin

19 Aug 2021  Thu

Gibraltar cooperated with the Pobjoy Mint in 2000 to issue what Pobjoy calls the first blue coin in the world. The commemorative coin honors the Blue Mauritius stamp.

The Mauritius “Post Office” stamps were the first stamps authorized by any British colonial government. Lady Elizabeth Gomm, the wife of the governor of Mauritius, requested the stamps, to mail invitations to her costume ball. The two-penny stamp — Blue Mauritius — is valued in used condition at 1.7 million Dollars. In 2000, the Pobjoy Mint issued the world’s first colored titanium coin to honor Blue Mauritius.

The 5 Euro coin, issued for Gibraltar, was colored blue through an electrochemical process. This rare stamp is perfectly recreated on the reverse side of the coin, which has been produced with a beautiful and unique Pearl-effect blue finish. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

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