This coin commemorates The Queen's 90th birthday and features an innovative high relief, dished design. A small mintage of just 650 pieces adds to the collectibility of this issue.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 650 coins.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which is dished and incused.
- Reverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced in Ultra High Relief.
- The high relief strike adds a depth of 3.8 mm to the reverse design.
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
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The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year, her actual birthday on April 21st and her official Birthday on June 10th. She usually spends her actual birthday privately, however, this year an Official Party was held at Windsor Castle on May 12th-15th 2016.
Previous official celebrations to mark a Sovereign’s birthday have often been held on another day in the summer to ensure good weather for the "Trooping the Color" Parade, also known as the Birthday Parade.
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.