VIRGIN ISLANDS-BRITISH

ODD SHAPED BI-METALLIC COIN FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH'S 90TH BIRTHDAY

The British Virgin Islands released this unusual bi-metallic 1 Dollar coin in 2016 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. The coin is struck in the shape of the numeral "90".  Both sides of the coin feature portraits of the Queen.  One portrait is surrounded by bouquet made up of the Rose of England, the Thistle of Scotland, the Daffodil of Wales and the Shamrock of Ireland.  The flowers represent the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.  The other side includes a different portrait of the Queen and the royal crown surrounded the bouquet.  The strangely shaped coin measures 62.28mm x 38.60mm and is struck in nickel-bronze with two bronze center plugs, one in the "9" and one in the "0".  The coin comes in a special presentation box that plays "God Save The Queen" when opened and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.   Though the Queen’s actual birthday was April 21, the coin was not released until July due to problems in minting such an unusual coin.  The coin has a maximum authorized mintage of only 5,000 pieces.







UNUSUAL MONEY LOCK CHARM SHAPED HOLE COIN
This unusual coin is in the shape of a traditional Chinese lock charm.   This type of charm is based on the traditional Chinese device used to safeguard possessions and property.  The charm is believed to protect a person from evil and to bring good luck, fortune, official rank and long life.   The reverse of the coin features a monkey walking along a branch surrounded by cherry blossoms.  The cherry blossom is a symbol of good luck. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth.  The coin comes in a traditional Lycee Pack (money gift pack) with Certificate of Authenticity and a red ribbon, allowing the coin to be worn. The bronze 2016 dated 1 Dollar coin is a legal tender issue of the British Virgin Islands.  The coin is 46mm x 32.86mm and has a limited mintage of only 5000 pieces.






This unusual coin is in the shape of a traditional Chinese lock charm. The reverse of the coin features a strutting rooster and branches of cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is a symbol of good luck. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth.  The coin comes in a traditional Lycee Pack (money gift pack) with Certificate of Authenticity and a red ribbon This bronze 2017 dated 1 Dollar coin is a legal tender issue and has a limited mintage of only 5000 pieces.







UNUSUAL DOME OF US CAPITOL BUILDING SHAPED COIN
The British Virgin Islands issued this unusual 2017 dated 1 Dollar coin shaped dome of the United States Capitol building. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The nickel-silver coin measures 55mm x 41mm and has a mintage of just 5,000 pieces.  It comes in a red, white and blue faux leather pouch.






UNUSUAL BIG BEN SHAPED COIN
This unusual coin of the British Virgin Islands is struck in the shape of Big Ben.  Though technically Big Ben is the name of the Great Bell in the clock tower, the name is generally applied to the entire clock tower.  The tower, located at the north end of Westminster Palace, holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.  It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom,  This unique coin has been produced in the shape of the clock tower showing the intricate architecture of this stunning landmark. As a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday, the time of the clock face is shown at 2:40am, the time she was actually born.  The 2016 dated 1 Dollar coin is struck in nickel-silver and comes in a red, white and blue presentation pouch.  The odd-shaped coin measures 85mm by 19.5mm and weighs 25.9 grams. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. It has a mintage of only 5,000 pieces and is Brilliant Uncirculated.








UNUSUAL EIFFEL TOWER COIN

This 2014 dated unusual Eiffel Tower shaped coin was issued by the British Virgin Islands to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the completion of the Tower.  Like the tower, the coin is very tall: 80.6mm (3.17 inches). The tower is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower as the entrance of the 1889 Paris World’s Fair.  At the time it was built, the 324m (1063 foot) high structure was the tallest in the world.  It has become a cultural icon of France and one of the most visited structures in the world.






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