British Virgin Islands 2013 - Romanov Dynasty: Catherine the Great - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- New 2013 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel $1 coin
- Issued on behalf of British Virgin Islands
- Issue: Unlimited
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver $10 coin, Coloured Proof Sterling Silver $10 coin, Coloured Uncirculated Cupro Nickel $1 coin
To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the establishment of the House of Romanov (1613 – 1917), the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over the vast expanses of the Russian Empire, Pobjoy Mint has released a set of four stunning coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Each coin has been issued showing a portrait of a different member of the Romanov Dynasty - Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I and Nicholas II - with a building associated with that particular ruler. Beneath the design is the Russian Eagle which contains the value and the dates for each member of this awe-inspiring Dynasty. These four coins are available individually or as part of a unique collector’s set.Show more
This Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coin, honouring Catherine (Ekaterina) the Great, carries her portrait and an image of the Catherine Palace which was built as her Summer Palace in the Tsarskoye Selo Estate. The most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until 1796, the country was revitalised under her leadership, growing larger and stronger than ever. As Empress, she was also the first woman ever to head the Russian Empire, opening the legal path for a century almost entirely dominated by women.
Each commemorative coin is issued in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, coloured Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, coloured Proof Sterling Silver and Proof Sterling Silver, and each precious metal coin has been carefully struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy Proof finish with the coin featuring frosted high relief sculpting against a mirror brilliant background.
The 400th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty
Descendants of Andrey Ivanovich Kobyla, the Romanovs acquired their name from Roman Yurev, whose daughter Anastasiya Romanovna Zakharina-Yureva was the first wife of Ivan IV the Terrible. Her brother Nikita’s children took the surname Romanov in honour of their grandfather, father of a Tsarina, thus creating a dynasty that struck wonder and fear into the heart of its nation for years to come.
The obverse of these wonderful coins 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.
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel $1 coin|
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