Ascension Islands Crown Cover
This most unusual Crown Cover was issued in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II being our Queen. The cover shows a large black and white photograph of The Queen and the stamp from Guernsey is in full colour and shows her in a green outfit. It is the crownsized 50 Pence that caught my attention. It does not have the Queen on the reverse but rather Westminster Cathedral. The obverse has a crowned portrait of The Queen and it is from Ascension Island. This is unusual as most of the coins from Ascension are also from St. Helena. Both have small populations so they tend to combine the both. An interesting place, rather desert like and rather hard to get to. The crown is Prooflike Uncirculated and most unusual, one that I don’t think I have seen before.