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British Virgin Islands 2014 - Centenary of the Panama Canal - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

Availability: In stock
  • 2014 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

1914 saw the completion of the Panama Canal, an incredible waterway ultimately inspired by President Roosevelt. To celebrate the Centenary of this marvel of modern engineering, the British Virgin Islands Government has approved the release of a new uncirculated cupro nickel collector's coin from Pobjoy Mint which features the Panama Canal.

The Panama Canal is a ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean and once completed, ships no longer had to make the long and dangerous trip around South America. At 77.1 kilometres / 48 miles in length, the canal is a key channel for international maritime trade.  There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake which was created to reduce the amount of excavation work that would have been required as the canal is 26 metres/85 feet above sea level.  The approximate time to travel the length of the canal is between 20 and 30 hours.

Whilst the early European colonists recognised the potential of the creation of a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans it was France who originally began work on the canal in 1881. Difficulties and engineering problems ensued which eventually led to the French having to stop work. The United States then took over the project in 1904 and took a decade to complete the canal which was officially opened on 15th August 1914.  One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, annual traffic has risen from 1,000 ships when the canal first opened to nearly 15,000 vessels currently using it.

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Coin Year 2014
Government British Virgin Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel
Issue LimitUnlimited

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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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