2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof

2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof
Product Available Date: 2/3/2017

Note: These items are on a slight delay. We expect to ship these by 2/3/2017. Because these items are on delay, your entire order will ship upon their arrival.

As low as $4.59 per coin over spot!
This is the first-ever bullion coin minted on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. This stunning Silver Pegasus coin features a reverse proof finish with a design featuring the highly-recognizable Greek winged horse, Pegasus. This Reverse Proof Silver bullion coin was issued from the Pobjoy Mint following the success of their Reverse Proof Silver Angel coin series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Coins will come in plastic flips. Orders of 20 coins will come in heat-sealed plastic sheets.
  • Limited mintage of 50,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features the magnificent winged horse, Pegasus, and the goddess Athena against a frosted-finish background. Athena is seen holding a spear in her left hand and the reigns of the golden bridle used to tame Pegasus in her right hand.
  • Underneath the Pegasus tail is a "P" privy mark, indicating the coin is a reverse proof.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British Virgin Island government.


Protect and display your Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof coin in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

This coin would be a great addition to any coin collection. Own the first bullion coin minted for the British Virgin Islands by adding this stunning 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof coin to your cart today!

The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, who had writhing snakes instead of hair. It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone. The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa. When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon. Pegasus is then tamed by the Goddess Athena, and given to Perseus to aid him on his quest. After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.

Another hero, Bellerophon, wanted to capture Pegasus but could not work out how to tame such a magnificent creature. After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle. When he awoke he was alone, but the bridle remained. He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring. Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master. Pegasus allows Bellerophon to ride him to defeat the Chimera. Later, Bellerophon tries to ride Pegasus to Mount Olympus, but Zeus knocks him off allowing Pegasus to enter alone. Zeus then transforms Pegasus into the constellation Pegasus and places him in the heavens for all to see.

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.
Customer Reviews of 2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof
2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof
4.9 Overall

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Really Pleased this this Gem

By  noryb

from Durango, Co

5.0

Love this Coin! Proof Like and a Great addition for your Stack :)

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Silver Pegasus

By  Whiskers

from Ipswich,Ma.

5.0

One Gorgeous coin that should be in every ones coin collection. Thank you APMEX for bringing out this coin.Will be purchasing other coins from you.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Love it!!!!

By  mydog

from NH

5.0

Fast delivery even from a personal check. Very securely packaged.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful coin! Very well made.

By  Tekinsider

from Southern California

5.0

I read an article about how nice this coin is and some other semi-numismatic positives. Great coin.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

very nice looking coin

By  Everett

from AK

5.0

The design looks better in person. The various levels of frosting really make the coin look good. Bought it as a gift, but I may need to get me some now.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Nice design

By  Paul

from Mn.

5.0

Reverse proof is beautiful

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Silver Pegasus

By  Khan

from Colorado

5.0

Nice contrast for this reverse proof. Pobjoy rocks! Awesome service and delivery.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Classic Design Well Executed

By  GM - numismatist

from Huntington, WV

5.0

This coin is even more beautiful in hand than on screen. Reverse proof works well with this classic uncluttered design. Mint quality is virtually flawless.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

absolutely stunning coin! Fast delivery!

By  webetoysnstuff

from Olathe, Ks

5.0

Pegasus Reverse Proof 1oz

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Great next gen coin to replace the angel

By  jeremy

from usa

4.0

As a replacement coin, Isle of Man decided to go with this Pegasus design, and it looks amazing in hand and online. The only con i have for this is it does not come in an airtight, so I have to purchase one.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

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