Saturday, 5 July 2014
Embossed Machin Coin First Day Cover
I picked up this first day cover recently on eBay for a few pounds. I did not have any of the Machin-designed coins, so I decided this was a good way to have a few.
At the upper right is the pane of four embossed stamps from the Profile on Print booklet issued on February 16, 1999 as one of the pre-Stamp Show 2000 issues. The postmark is from Stoke on Trent, where Machin was born.
The six coins are from the original decimal series. A bit of history is here on the Royal Mint site, and their biography of Arnold Machin is here.