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British Virgin Islands 2010 - 500th Anniversary of the Death of Botticelli - Unc Cupro Nickel Coin

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  • 2010 Unc. Cupro Nickel $1
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi was better known as Sandro Botticelli - an Italian painter of the early Renaissance. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the famous artist, Pobjoy Mint has released this coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government. 

Born in 1445, Botticelli trained initially as a goldsmith and then as an artist in Florence and began his career painting frescoes in churches and cathedrals. In 1481 he was summoned by the Pope to help decorate some of the walls of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. His artwork included depictions of the Life of Moses and the Temptation of Christ. Such an invitation shows how highly regarded Botticelli was at that time. Upon his return to Florence, Botticelli began work on what was to become some of his most famous pieces of art including; Venus and Mars and The Birth of Venus.  

​The British Virgin Islands Government has approved the release of two coin designs interpreting The Birth of Venus. The first coin design is a Proof Fine 999.9 1/25oz Gold version of just the stunning Venus in her shell. The second coin design is an artist’s impression of The Birth of Venus and is available in Proof Sterling Silver and Uncirculated Cupro Nickel. Both coin designs have captured the romance of the original artwork, now finely sculpted into precious metal. 

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Weight 28.280000
Coin Year 2010
Government British Virgin Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUnc. Cupro Nickel $1
Diameter38.60mm
Weight28.28gms
Issue LimitUnlimited

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US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $69.99 = $5.00
- $70.00-$149.99 = $8.00
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
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$1000 - $4999.99 + = 100.00

UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.


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