British Virgin Islands 2011 - 85th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- 2011 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
- Issue: Unlimited
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
To celebrate the fact that Her Majesty reaches her 85th Birthday this year, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a superb new commemorative coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands' Government (BVI).
The design on this uncirculated cupro nickel collector's coin shows Her Majesty riding side-saddle at a 'Trooping the Colour' ceremony. In honour of the Queen’s 85th Birthday, a new obverse has been commissioned showing a unique double effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The first effigy is Mary Gillick’s portrait that first appeared on coins at the start of Her Majesty’s reign, while the second is an up-to-date effigy of Her Majesty.
Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel and Sterling Silver, each precious metal version has been struck four times to achieve the Pobjoy proof finish.Show more
Queen Elizabeth II reaches her real 85th Birthday on 21st April this year but her Official Birthday, which is the day on which the birthday of the monarch of the United Kingdom is officially celebrated rather than the actual day of the monarch’s birthday, does not occur until Saturday 11th June.
The Monarch’s official Birthday has been celebrated in the United Kingdom with the Queen's Birthday Parade (which includes the Trooping the Colour ceremony) since 1748 and is always held on the second Saturday in June. Since 1987, the Queen has attended in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose colour was being trooped.
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver|
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