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Celebrate 50 years of the Machin Definitive with a Limited First Day Coin Cover

Reproduced some 200 billion times, Arnold Machin’s effigy of Her Majesty the Queen is possibly the most iconic image in history.

Like Her Majesty, the effigy has spanned generations, with 5 June 2017 marking its 50th Anniversary.

And so in celebration, the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary First Day Coin Cover has been issued…

Your cover carries Royal Mail’s Golden Anniversary Miniature Sheet.  The miniature sheet displays the evolution of the design over five decades and includes an exclusive gold-foiled £1 stamp.

Your miniature sheet will be officially postmarked by Royal Mail with the exact 50th anniversary date of the stamps’ first issue – 5 June 2017.

Encapsulated within your cover is also the UK 1972 Crown Coin.  Significantly, the 1972 UK Crown also carries the work of Arnold Machin.  In fact, Arnold Machin is the only sculptor to have designed the effigy for the United Kingdom’s Numismatic and Philatelic producers: The Royal Mint and Royal Mail. 

This historic UK coin was issued in 1972 to mark the Queen's Silver Wedding Anniversary and is the first decimal crown coin ever to be struck, which makes it continually sought-after among collectors.

Paired together in the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary First Day Coin Cover you have something that is extremely collectible.

What’s more, your cover is one of just 995 issued for worldwide distribution. 

Your cover will come presented in a Deluxe Presentation Folder alongside its accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.  It will also be numbered within the strict edition limit.

Celebrating 50 years of the most reproduced image in history, the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary First Day Coin Cover is sure to appeal to discerning collectors. Featuring the brand new Royal Mail Miniature Sheet and UK Coin – also designed by Arnold Machin – it’s not difficult to see why.  Order yours now to avoid missing out on this highly collectible issue.   

Order Ref 185/380R/0


  • Cover size: 254 x 177mm
  • Stamps: GB 2017 Machin 50 Golden Miniature Sheet
  • Coin: UK Machin CuNi Crown
  • Postmark: 5 June 2017

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
Coin Portfolio Management does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.