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World Firsts

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics.

 

Discover the ‘World Firsts’ from the Pobjoy Mint collection:

 

  • First Eiffel Tower Shaped Coin - British Virgin Islands, Eiffel Tower 2014   
  • First Diamond Shaped Coin - Isle of Man, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012
  • World’s Highest Relief Coin - Ascension Island, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012
  • First Two Colour Titanium Coin - British Virgin Islands, Hans Christian Andersen 2010
  • First Silver & Crystal Coin - South Georgia, Lifecycle of the Penguin 2008
  • First Coin with Sand - Isle of Man, Wonders of the World 2008
  • First Death Mask Shaped Coin - Isle of Man, Tutankhamun 2008
  • First Triangular Shaped Coins - Isle of Man, Tutankhamun 2008
  • First Blackened Coin with Diamonds - Sierra Leone, Nocturnal Animals 2008
  • First Four Colour Titanium Coin - Isle of Man, Year of Planet Earth 2008
  • First Quad Metal Coin - British Virgin Islands, 2006
  • First Magnetic Coin - Falkland Islands, John Ross & James Clarke Ross 2006
  • First Turquoise Titanium Coin - British Virgin Islands, Inverted Swan 2005
  • First Purple & Gold Niobium Coin – Sierra Leone, Pope John Paul II 2005
  • World’s Largest Coin - British Virgin Islands, 5 Kilo Pizarro 2004
  • First Red Titanium - British Virgin Islands, Red Guiana 2004
  • Largest Palladium Coin - Isle of Man, 2004
  • First Coloured 50p - Isle of Man, The Snowman 2003
  • First Bi-Metal Star Coin - Gibraltar, Europa & the Bull 2003
  • First Electrum Coin - Gibraltar, 2002
  • First Spinning Coin - Isle of Man, Currency Converter 2002
  • First 3 precious stone set - Gibraltar, Coin Crown Jewels 2002
  • First Silver/Black Coin - Isle of Man, Queen Mother 2002
  • First Tri-Gold Coin - Isle of Man, Golden Jubilee 2002
  • First Silver/Titanium Coin - Gibraltar, Solar System 2001
  • First Tri-Metal Coin - Gibraltar, 21st Century 2001
  • First Pearl Set Coin - Isle of Man, Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday 2000
  • First Blue Titanium Coin - Gibraltar, Tuppenny Blue 2000
  • First Coin with Copper Insert - Isle of Man, Own a Piece of Time 2000
  • First Legal Tender Bullion Bar - Isle of Man, Bullion Bar 1999
  • First Titanium Coin - Gibraltar, Millennium Time 1999
  • First White Gold Coin - Isle of Man, Platina1999
  • First Latent Image Coin - Seychelles, Latent Image 1999
  • First Gold Ring Coin - Gibraltar, Wedding Coin1997
  • First Diamond Set Coin - Sierra Leone, Queen Victoria 1997
  • First Coins with Coin - Isle of Man, 10oz Cat with 1/25oz gold coins 1997
  • First Euro - Isle of Man, Euro 1996
  • First Hologram Coin - Isle of Man, Noble 1996
  • First 1 Kilo Silver Coin - Liberia, T-Rex 1993
  • First ECU - Gibraltar, Ecu 1991
  • First Black Coin - Isle of Man, Penny Black 1990
  • First Gold Angel - Isle of Man, 1983
  • First Platinum Coin - Isle of Man, Platinum Noble 1983
  • First Braille Coin - Isle of Man, Year of the Disabled 1981
  • First Circulating Base Metal £1 Coin - Isle of Man, 1979