Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions. LUNDY ISLAND 1929 HALF PUFFIN 246-NN. Bronze. This is a slightly exotic coin of the British Isles produced by the self-proclaimed 'King of Lundy', Martin Coles Harman but declared illegal shortly after as the British Government was trying to halt to spread of independent coin/token issues. Item specifics. Lundy is an island in the Bristol Channel, whose stamps are among the longest-established and most sought-after local issues. Notes; Note: Prev. (Plus many of these aquatic birds could be found on Lundy at this time.) Harman issued two coins of Half Puffin and One Puffin denominations in 1929, nominally equivalent to the British halfpenny and penny, resulting in his prosecution under the United Kingdom's Coinage Act of 1870. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. C $47.08; 0 bids +C $13.13 shipping; From United Kingdom; Results matching fewer words. Lundy: Period: British administration (1924-date) Type: Token: Year: 1929 : Value: 1/2 Puffin (0.5) Currency: Puffin: Composition: Bronze: Weight: 5.6 g: Diameter: 23 mm: Thickness: 1 mm: Shape: Round: Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑ Demonetized: Yes: References: X# Tn1, The World Coin Price Guide was independently compiled by Active Interest Media’s NumisMaster. In some cases, NGC has made adjustments or edits to the prices, descriptions and specifications. See my other listing for more British coins from Victoria, George IV, George V and George VI. On being prosecuted for the contravention of the 1870 Coinage Act Mr Harman 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 The coins of Lundy are unofficial issues of currency from the island of Lundy, in the Bristol Channel off the west coast of England. 06/12/2010. Design; Edge Lettering: LUNDY LIGHTS AND LEADS. or Best Offer. rare 1/2 puffin coin see photographs. 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. He issued two coins of Half Puffin and One Puffin in 1929. Description. Denomination: Half Puffin Edge: inscribed LUNDY LIGHTS AND LEADS USNS-LUN-C 001.b Pattern –large planchet, thick flan For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Don’t forget to look out for the MULTI-BUY p&p … Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Shop our large selection of Numismatic available 24/7 online. Lundy Puffin X# Tn2 1929 . The first issue was issued in 1929 by the self-declared 'King of Lundy', Martin Coles Harman, who was an English businessman, born 1885, Steyning, Sussex, who bought Lundy in 1925. AU $44.15 + shipping . Some items qualify for reduced postage and packing when they are ordered together. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. From United Kingdom. Two bronze coins, the "half puffin" and "one puffin", were issued with a 1929 date and featured a portrait of Martin Coles Harman who owned the island and was responsible for the issue. On November 1, 1929 the first printing of the Puffin stamps of Lundy Island appeared upon the mails of Lundy and philat-elists whose sidelines con-sist of “Locals,” were given two new stamps for their £240 02/09/2018 Auction 162: World Cased: Lot 756: Lundy Proof Set 1965 a 4-coin set One Puffin and Half Puffin each in nickel-brass and bronze, nFDC boxed in the unopened envelopes of issue, Half Puffin 1929 Lustrous UNC, comes with note stating 'Lundy Half Puffin.Released for sale in the Ilfracombe Museum by Martin Coles Harman's daughter Mrs Diana Keast' stamp 3: 25 - Red overprint on 9p. In 1931 he was convicted for illegal coining and forced to withdrown the coins. ½ Puffin 1929, Bronze, Ref X# Tn1 1 Puffin 1929, Bronze, Ref X# Tn2 In 1924 British businessman Martin Coles Harman bought the island Lundy in the Bristol Channel. NGC makes the World Coin Price Guide available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. Lundy 1 Puffin 1929 coin, a similar 1929 Lundy half Puffin coin and a Edward VII Canada 1 cent 1906 coin (3) Auction Details Antiques, Collectables, Coins & Interior Furnishings. Unlike many labels that bear the name of British offshore islands, Lundy’s stamps have always performed a genuine local postal function. At that time the English stamps often pictured a medallion with the English King or Queen. The coins were struck again with slightly modified designs and updated dates in 1965, 1977, and 2011, as commemorative tokens not intended for circulation. Or Queen interested or not but I have a nice grade half-puffin from Island. 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