This beautifully designed $10 coin from the British Virgin Islands depicts an adult and baby seahorse.
- Contains .841 oz of fine Silver.
- Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 7,500 coins.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Depicts a beautiful image of an adult and baby seahorse with their tails entwined around leaves.
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
This endearing coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 British Virgin Islands Silver $10 Seahorse Proof coin to your cart today!
The Seahorse is one of the most beautiful and elegant of all marine animals. They are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the only animal species on Earth in which the male bears the unborn young.
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.