British Virgin Islands 2004 - The Dolphin - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- 2004 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
- Issue: Unlimited
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Proof Fine Silver
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning uncirculated cupro nickel collector's coin in a new series of proof-like coins from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) featuring one of the world’s best loved aquatic mammals, the Dolphin.
The design on the coin features a single Dolphin swimming in an underwater setting. The obverse of the coin carries of fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD.
The fine 999 Silver coins have been produced as proof coins with each coin struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy proof finish, producing finely sculpted frosted details contrasting with mirror brilliant background. A stunning cupro nickel version is also availableShow more
The grace and beauty of the form and movement of the dolphin amazes us, their playful, curious nature charms us and their built-in grin amuses us. Found in virtually all seas and oceans of the world, there are over 50 species of Dolphin and much research is still being undertaken to find out about these amazing creatures.
The clicking sounds made by these endearing animals is a form of sonar. Echoes from surrounding objects allow them to detect obstacles, other animals and matter in the water as their eyesight is not very good. Dolphins need to be conscious in order to breathe, which means that they do not go into a deep sleep and studies have shown that they have the ability to let one half of their brain ‘sleep’ at a time.
This wonderful creature is also used as motivation in rehabilitation programmes and swimming with Dolphins is seen as being very therapeutic and helps with learning difficulties and motivates disabled individuals
|Coin Year||2000 - 2004|
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel|
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