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2017 BVI Silver $10 Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Proof

2017 BVI Silver $10 Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Proof

This impressive coin celebrates the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of fine Silver.
  • Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 1,952 coins. The mintage number represents the year the Queen took the throne.
  • Obverse: Features an exclusive Pobjoy designed Queen's effigy facing right on the obverse in relief. The effigy on this side is frosted, while the table of the coin is proof.
  • Reverse: Depicts the same effigy as the obverse, with an incuse design and facing left. This side of the coin is also reverse proof with the Queen's effigy is proof and the table of the coin is frosted.
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.

This "Double-Headed" coin is perfect for collectors. Add this 2017 BVI Silver $10 Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Proof coin to your cart today!

Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, and was proclaimed Queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterward. The Coronation took place more than a year later due to the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning following the death of a monarch. In the ceremony itself, at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth swore an oath to uphold the law and govern the Church of England.

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in 2015 when she overtook her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. The recent death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej means Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the Commonwealth Realms has now become the world's longest-reigning living monarch.

The 65th anniversary is associated with the gemstone sapphire, symbolic of loyalty and some say can bring inner peace and fulfillment of dreams and prosperity. The color associated with this anniversary is blue, symbolic of trust and peace, loyalty and integrity, all characteristics you would expect in a Sovereign.

The Queen’s Coronation took place in 1953 a year after she acceded to the throne and was the first major event to be broadcast on television against Winston Churchill’s advice. The Coronation was broadcast in both black and white and color and was viewed by 27 million of the then 36 million Brits!

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.

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