LUNDY ISLAND 4 Coins 1965 Proof Set Brass/Copper Puffin in Presentation Case

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Product type: Coins Coins British Proof Sets/Coins 1970s

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Tags: 1965, 4, Case, Coins, Collections/ Bulk Lots, in, ISLAND, LUNDY, Presentation, Proof, Puffin, Set, United Kingdom

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LUNDY ISLAND 4 Coins 1965 Proof Set Brass/Copper Puffin privately issued unofficial anniversary, 1925-1965. Obvs: profile bust with dates below and MARTIN COLES HARMAN legends. Revs: a puffin standing with LUNDY ONE (or HALF) PUFFIN legends; the 1965 anniversary set of 4 (2 of each denomination) in presentation case of issue.Lundy Island, located in the Bristol Channel between south Wales and south-west England was granted to the Knights Templar by Henry II in 1160 and has had a chequered history, from pirate stronghold (including occupation of five years by 17th century Barbary pirates) to being held for Charles I by Thomas Bushell in the Civil War period. The island was bought by Harman in 1925; following his issue of coins and stamps in 1929, he was prosecuted under the Coinage Act, 1870 and fined £5. Lundy Island was gifted to the National Trust in 1969 and is now a world renowned bird sanctuary, famous for its puffins