British Virgin Islands 2013 - The 130th Anniversary of the Orient Express - Cupro Nickel Coin

Product Code: L4457900


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Coin Highlights

  • 2013 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel $1 coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver $10 Coin


Established in 1883, the Orient Express was the ultimate in luxury transport and even today its name is synonymous with glamorous travel. To celebrate the 130th Anniversary of its launch, Pobjoy Mint has issued a new commemorative coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in honour of this transportation great.

Celebrating this historic anniversary, this spectacular coin includes a wealth of detail. Featuring the original Orient Express steam train, with the timetabled start and end points of Sacré-Cœur, Paris and Hagia Sophia, Istanbul in the background, the coin also shows a map of the route illustrating the main cities the train travelled through. The further inclusion of a furled ribbon at the base of this collector’s coin indicates the French and Turkish flags, and the entire design is produced in the Art Nouveau style to reflect the era.

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The wonders of train travel

Originally operated by the Compagnie International des Wagons-Lits, the Orient Express was the long-distance passenger train service that ran from 1883 to 2009. Recognised as one of the world’s most sumptuous and legendary modes of transport, this noted train service was made famous in books by writers such as Graham Greene, Bram Stoker and Agatha Christie with her novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. The Orient Express also featured in many TV shows and films including the James Bond film ‘From Russia, with Love’.

The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on all UK coinage since 1998 and the Pobjoy Mint has exclusive use of the ‘uncouped’ effigy that appears on the obverse of these coins.

Available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver, the coins are struck to the highest quality with each beautifully engineered precious metal struck four times to produce a glorious mirror finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.

Like the magnificence of the train this coin proudly represents, the Orient Express Uncirculated Cupro Nickel edition is an exceptional coin ideal for any collection and each comes presented in a unique presentation pouch.

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $79.99 = $5.00
- $80.00-$149.99 = $7.50
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00

North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
- $0 - $49.99 $7.50
- $50.00-$99.99 $15.00
- $100.00-$199.99 $20.00
- $200.00-$499.99 $30.00
- $500.00-$999.99 $50.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 + $100.00

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Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel $1
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited