2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof

2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Pegasus Reverse Proof

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.
  • Coin comes in protective plastic.
  • 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
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I love this reverse proof of the Pegasus

By  Wes

from Arlington Texas

5.0

In Dallas Texas there used to be a pegasus on top of a building and was there for years and still may be there but you can't see it anymore because of the bigger buildings that's what drew me to this product I like it very much about several

Pros

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

Disappointed

By  R.Shen

from Long island, NY.

2.0

I bought two of these coins.. one a few months ago which was in very good condition.. ( I'm guess because the coin was still new.. the second one I bought recently was not in very good shape.. the rust spots and marks are very noticeable..

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

very disappointed

By  kit

from MISSOURI

2.0

Very disappointed, I had ordered one of these just "ONE" for my 2017 1 oz silver bullion collection and It was in poor condition with a rust looking spray on the reverse. I had it RETURNED and the second on I received was in worst shape with a huge rust looking spot below the Queens chin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Great Coin!!! Collecting Beautiful Coins from Around World!

By  G T

from Portland, Oregon USA

5.0

Beautifully Struck Coin!!!! Great addition to my Coins from Around The World !!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Spotted & Marred

By  Hal M

from Peoria Illinois

1.0

Mine came with a big rust colored mark on the Queen's face and several milk spot dis-colored areas. It would be a nice coin if not so marred.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Stunning!!!

By  Grace

from Lancaster, CA

5.0

Superb quality and design! Apmex rules!!!

Pros

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

Plain but nice

By  87th

from NJ

5.0

Pretty basic compared to other countries. It looks exactly like it's photo.

GREAT COIN FOR THE MONEY

By  KENARD

from Strafford MO.

5.0

I bought 501 of these coins. Great coin for the money. I was very happy with these. Thank You APMEX.

Pros

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

super transaction

By  j

from ar

5.0

outstanding product and seller.

Quality

By  Sales4life

from Aurora,Indiana

5.0

What a good looking coin! Great design. Love this coin! Would recommend this coin to anyone.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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