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Ascension Island’s Blue Crown Coin Honors Anniversary of Tu’penny Blue Stamp

December 22, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the Government of Ascension Island has issued a new coin commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the well-known Two Pence Blue stamp, also known as the Tu’penny Blue. A special colored coin is being released on behalf of this anniversary.

In 1990, with the release of the Penny Black Crown, the two worlds of numismatics and philately were successfully brought together. This coin proved exceptionally successful, as did many coins issued later that featured special stamps.

It was Sir Rowland Hill who promoted the concept of a single, uniform charge for the delivery of post regardless of distance within the… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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