British Virgin Islands 2005 - The Dolphin - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- 2005 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
- Issue: Unlimited
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second coin in the impressive series of proof–like collector's coins from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) featuring one of the World’s best loved aquatic mammals, the Dolphin.
The design on this uncirculated cupro nickel coin features a mother and baby Dolphin swimming in an underwater setting with coral and bubbles.
The obverse of the coin carries a 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 display finely sculpted frosted detail contrasting with mirror brilliant background. A Cupro nickel version has also been produced.Show 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 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 that good. Dolphins need to be conscious in order to breath, 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 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.
This coin was originally released in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, Proof Fine 999 Silver and Proof-like 999.9 Gold.
|Coin Year||2005 - 2009|
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel|
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