Why Add This GEM 2022 Solomon Islands Penny Black 1/100 oz. Gold Proof Like Coin to Your Collection?
Just as some stamp collectors also like coins, some coin collectors also like stamps. To be clear, the specimen offered here is a coin with a design based on a famous stamp. This gold proof like coin was issued by the Solomon Islands for 2022 as part of the Most Famous Stamps series of coins. This coin features the Penny Black design. The Penny Black was the first adhesive postage stamp. This famous stamp was issued in Great Britain in 1840 and is a must-have for high level stamp collectors.
- This coin is made of .9999 fine gold and weighs 1/100 Troy oz.
- Mintage was limited to a maximum of 10,000 pieces.
- The specimen offered here features a gorgeous Proof-Like finish.
Historic Penny Black Design
Obverse: The coin’s date and gold content are located on the obverse. This side shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The background is filled with a pattern of very fine interwoven lines.
Reverse: This side features the Penny Black design. A photo grade image of an original Penny Black stamp is at the center. Queen Victoria is depicted on the stamp and the date that the Penny Black was issued is just below this image. This side is also inscribed with the series name, face value, and “ONE PENNY BLACK.”
GEM BU Condition
This gold coin has a proof like finish and is considered to be in GEM condition, just how it left the Mint.