This Ultra High Relief coin commemorates the Mt. Rushmore national monument and the 150th anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in original a mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 1,999 coins.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
- Reverse: As a tribute to this amazing memorial and to replicate the setting of the monument within the mountains, the ultra high relief coin has been produced with the amazing sculptures of the four famous American Presidents rising above the surface, the coin is a stunning feat of engineering as is the original monument.
- Guaranteed by the British Virgin Islands government.
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The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota in the United States of America. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Mount Rushmore features 60 foot sculptures of the heads of four United States Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Construction started on the memorial in 1927 and the President’s faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. Mount Rushmore has become an iconic symbol of presidential greatness and attracts nearly three million visitors every year.
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.