Product Code: L6714300
AFTER THE DEVASTATING NEWS CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA THAT HAS AFFECTED THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AMONG MANY OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, POBJOY MINT WILL BE DONATING 20% OF THE SALE VALUE OF ALL SILVER PROOF AND CUPRO NICKEL COINS ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BVI TO A FUND THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE ISLANDS GOVERNMENT. YOUR HELP WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY THE ISLANDERS.
The design on the coin features the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which, amongst other places, appears on the gates of the tower of London. The Cypher itself consists of The Queen’s initials surrounded by flowers and plants representing the United Kingdom. The rose is for England, the Daffodil for Wales, the Thistle for Scotland and the Shamrock represents Northern Ireland. The obverse features the Pobjoy effigy in high detail.
In order to represent the year that the longest serving British Monarch took to the throne, Pobjoy Mint is striking 1,952 of these Proof Sterling silver coins and 10,000 in Unc. Cupro Nickel on behalf of Ascension Island. All of our proof coins are produced to the highest quality and have been struck four times to produce a glorious mirror finish.
The use of a Royal Cypher originates in the United Kingdom, where the public use of the royal initials dates from the early Tudor period and is simply the initial of the Sovereign with the addition of th the letter R for Rex or Regina. This Sovereign uses the same cypher throughout all of his or her countries.
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed Queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The Coronation took place more than a year later due to the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning following the death of a monarch. In the ceremony itself, at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth swore an oath to uphold the law and govern the Church of England.
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reining monarch in 2015 when she overtook her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. The recent death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej means Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the Commonwealth Realms has now become the world's longest-reigning living monarch.
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver with a Goldclad® Centre 1 Crown Coin|
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