The Penny Red Stamp Coin

22 Mar 2016  Tue

The Pobjoy Mint of the Ascension Islands has released a new coin honouring the 175th anniversary of the Penny Red stamp.

Released in 1841, the Penny Red stamp was the first stamp issued by the British which was replaced by Penny Black stamp.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Government of Ascension Island released a special red coin depicting the Penny Red Stamp.

The coin depicts the portrait of the Queen on the obverse while the Penny Red Stamp is depicted on the reverse with “Penny Red 175th Anniversary” inscribed around it.

The Penny Red Stamp coin now joins this extraordinary series of world famous stamps on coins.

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