Mankind has had a long relationship with horses, taming the first wild horses for use in transportation and farm work thousands of years ago. There’s one horse from ancient Greek mythology that could be tamed by only one man and possessed special powers: the Pegasus. Today, this beast features on the 2018 5 oz Silver British Virgin Islands Frosted Pegasus Coin available to you at Silver.com.
- Available to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- Third year of availability for the BVI Frosted Pegasus!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $5 is fully backed by the British Virgin Islands.
- On the obverse is the exclusive Pobjoy Mint portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse side includes a stirring image of the Pegasus.
Perseus is the only man to have ever ridden the flying horse known as the Pegasus. The son of a god and a mortal human mother, Perseus was considered a demi-god. After he defeated the Gorgon Medusa, a woman with snakes for hair, the Pegasus was born out of her blood. Pegasus is a natural choice for design on these Silver British Virgin Islands coins because the British overseas territory has long used horses on its coin designs.
All 2018 5 oz Silver British Virgin Islands Frosted Pegasus coins are bullion coins with a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed inside of individual protective plastic capsules and come with a frosted finish. Similar to that of a reverse proof in many ways, the frosted finish brings contrasting elements of strong, frosted visuals with mirrored appearances.
On the reverse of 2018 Silver BVI Frosted Pegasus coins is the image of the flying horse. The Pegasus stands on its hind legs in this design with its wings spread out behind its figure. The face value of $5 is engraved on this side along with the metal content, purity, and weight of the coin. Despite the islands’ status as members of a British Overseas Territory, the US Dollar is the official currency.
The obverse of 2018 5 oz Silver British Virgin Islands Pegasus Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in an exclusive design found only on Pobjoy Mint coins. This depiction captures the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown and also showcases her neckline and shoulders in a more complete portrait.
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