Produced with a beautiful pearl-effect red finish, this new coin honors the 175th anniversary of the Penny Red postage stamp. The British stamp, first issued in 1841, implemented a change in color from black to red to combat fraud. The famous longestrunning stamp was the world’s most used in its period and is probably the most collected issue. The Government of Ascension Island, in celebration has released this special red crown as part of its “Penny Black Stamp” series. Just 10,000 of these copper-nickel proof coins will be minted.
Metal Unc. Cupro Nickel Crown, Diameter 38.60mm, Weight 28.28gms, Issue Limit 10,000, Unique presentation box and certificate