Martin Coles Harman bought the island in 1925 for £16,000 and about four years later struck a token coinage called “puffins” after the birds that lived there. £15.99. On being prosecuted for the contravention of the 1870 Coinage Act Mr Harman Though the courts ruled the coinage illegal, there is a great deal of sentimental value associated with this private issue. Similar to KM#Tn3. Click here for more info. The tiny island caught up in a High Court Case In 1925, a businessman named Martin Coles Harman purchased a small island in the Bristol Channel. half puffin.jpg (15 kB, 448x204 - viewed 861 times.) LUNDY ISLAND 4 PIECE COIN SET, NO CASE 1965. In fact, Lundy Island, where they have made their home for generations, means Puffin Island in Norse! This section covers all world issues offered as individual items or small groups, including non English hammered and medieval issues, Scottish and Irish issues will be listed here also. and puffins are among its most famous avian inhabitants. 1929 Lundy Island coin setâ (2) Coins: (1) â Puffinâ and (1) â 1/2 Puffinâ â uncirculated, mounted in plastic case. To receive the next London Coins auction catalogue join our mailing list. Rare Coins and Tokens Lundy Island 1929 half puffin - Lundy Island, Martin Coles Harman, Half Puffin 1929: Lundy, an impregnable cliff-girt island in the Bristol Channel, has had some celebrated owners, the most recent being Martin Coles Harman, who issued his own stamps & coins in 1929. LUNDY 1/2 PUFFIN 1929 1 YEAR TYPE UNC $25.00 + shipping . « Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 05:16:28 PM by Figleaf » Logged Figleaf. Lundy Coin Price Guide. See my other listing for more British coins from Victoria, George IV, George V and George VI. What does the Latin motto VTRA QUE VNUM mean? Please browse the results of our past auctions using the navigation tools above. Canada Halfpenny Token 1838 Bank of Montreal type as KM#Tn15, Chaloner type 30, Obverse Front and side view of a... English Coins Large Coins and Accumulations, World Coins Large Coins and Accumulations. Shop with confidence. Wikidata: Q324812 EUR 102.10 . Free delivery for many products! At least, Dave Hill didn't put his own effigy on the coin, as Harman did. This website uses cookies. On being prosecuted for the contravention of the 1870 Coinage Act Mr Great gift for you/your favorite coin collector. Detailed information about the coin 1 Puffin, Martin Coles Harman, Lundy, with pictures and collection and swap management : mintage, descriptions, metal, weight, size, value and other numismatic data bart. From Austria. £19.95 + P&P 0 bids . London Coins holds auctions every three months in Bracknell, Berkshire with a dedicated section for World Coins. bronze 1/2 puffin dated 1965 (proof only) Value range: less than $10. The tokens consist of the following: (prices are for uncirculated pieces). $50.00 + $3.75 shipping . Lundy Island. 1929 - First Puffin Definitives … grab a bargain from 45.. happy bidding! Rare Coins and Tokens Lundy Island Half Puffin 1929 - Lundy Island, Martin Coles Harman, Half Puffin 1929: Lundy, an impregnable cliff-girt island in the Bristol Channel, has had some celebrated owners, the most recent being Martin Coles Harman, who issued his own stamps & coins in 1929. If you have material to sell we offer a straightforward and easy to follow service which gives you the option of consigning your material to auction, or selling it to us direct for cash. Many of our collectors want the coin-tokens… Notes; Note: Prev. In the hubbub of the modern world, it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoiled. From the same series we already had a “half puffin” also dated 1929. EUR 33.48. Despite having no official recognition, it remained an unofficially semi-autonomous fiefdom of Devonshire. World Coin 1929 Lundy One Puffin Martin Coles Harman Slider Uncirculated. or Best Offer + EUR 9.21 postage. Both half and whole puffins bear the likeness of Martin Coles Harman, Esq., London merchant, who bought Puffin Island in 1925 and plays at being its king. P&P: + … Nickel-brass 1/2 puffin dated 1965 -mintage: 3,000 (proof only) $10 or less. From Iceland. At that time the Government took umbrage and the man who made them had to go to court. NGC PF63! eBay (lemberg-zp) Add to watchlist. EUR 74.49. At the age of 16, he left school to work for Lazard, … These birds have a history with the island, as shown by the island’s name “Lundy” is derived from the Norse meaning Puffin (Lund) Island (-ey). Buy: $79.00. Change Language: Advanced Search. aUNC Lemberg-Zp.