British Virgin Islands 2002 - Great Explorers: Sir Walter Raleigh - Unc Cupro Nickel

Product Code: L4404200

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Coin Highlights

  • 2002 Unc Cupro Nickel $1
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch


The British Virgin Islands comprise the eastern part of the Virgin Islands archipelago which are primarily volcanic in origin.  These quiet and peaceful Islands, of which Tortola is the largest are grouped around the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

The first coin in the 'Explorer Series' features Sir Francis Drake while the second coin portrays Sir Walter Raleigh with his vessel with a scene of the British Virgin Islands in the background. 

Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1552 at Hayes Barton in Devon. Once introduced to court, he became a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Raleigh organised many expeditions to the New World and brought both the potato and tobacco back to England. 

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The coins are available in cupro nickel, proof fine silver and proof fine gold.  The precious metal versions have been struck to the famous Pobjoy proof finish with each coin sculpted in frosted relief and a mirror finish background.

The obverse of these delightful coins depicts a fine new effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadly FRBS FSNAD.

Metal Unc Cupro Nickel $1
Diameter 28.28gms
Weight 38.60mm
Issue Limit Unlimited

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