Product Code: L6704460
Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a new Proof Sterling Silver coin for 2014 on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
This unique collector’s coin, struck alongside collector’s items of a $5 990 Turquoise Titanium coin and a $1 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coin, features a beautiful seahorse with its tail entwined around coral.
The choice of the seahorse reflects the British Virgin Islands marine heritage. The British Virgin Islands (BVI), located in the Caribbean and comprising of 60+ islands, are famed for their coral reefs featuring a wide variety of animal species including the seahorse. Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampus which comes from the Ancient Greek hippos meaning ‘horse’ and kampos meaning ‘sea monster’.
Seahorses range in size from 1.5cm to 35.5cm and are named for their equine appearance, swimming upright unlike other fish. They have a flexible, well-defined neck and a coronet on the head which is distinctive to each individual. The seahorse feeds on small crustaceans and can ambush prey that float within striking range. Seahorses are found in shallow tropical and mild waters throughout the world, living in sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, estuaries and coral reefs.
The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1998.
The coin is also available in Turquoise Titanium and Uncirculated Cupro Nickel.
|Metal||$10 Proof Sterling Silver|
Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.
UK (Including Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey) delivery charges:
- FREE Standard UK Delivery - 3-5 business days
- £8.99 - Next Day Delivery (When ordered before 1:00pm)
- £11.22 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 1.30pm)
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- £150.00 - £300.00 £10.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £15.00
- £800.00 - £4999.99 £25.00
Rest of the World delivery charges:
- £0 - £300.00 £15.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £20.00
- £800.00 - £1249.99 £50.00
- £1250.00 - £2999.99 £80.00
- £3000.00 - £4999.99+ £100.00
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