The "Victorian Age" set was issued by Gibraltar to commemorate a great period of English history; the Reign of Queen Victoria. Each coin is also embedded with a small jewel.
- This set contains a total of 1/2 oz of Gold and 2.52 oz of fine Silver.
- Comes with an original mint box along with a certificate of authenticity.
- Each coin is embedded with a small jewel.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Depict four events in the Reign of Queen Victoria.
- Sovereign coins backed by the Isle of Man government.
This gorgeous set is a must-have for any numismatic collector. Add this 2001 Gibraltar 4-Coin Gold/Silver Victorian Age Proof Set to your cart today!
The longest reigning British Monarch is honored at different points of her reign on three sterling Silver coins which depict her coronation (1837-Emerald), her Diamond Jubilee (1897-Diamond), and her death (1901-Amethyst). The 1/2 ounce Gold coin shows her as Empress of India (Ruby). Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of each coin. This limited edition set comes complete with a display case from the Pobjoy Mint.
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.