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Thu Apr 18 06:39:13 2024

1980 British Virgin Island $25 Osprey

The British Royal Mint has produced over the years a number of similar small 50% gold peices for different Colonies and Common Wealth nations. It is a superb example of the 1980 25 dollar gold issue of a Osprey, in all the power of its fishing pose. The design is well executed and brings the bird to life.

1980 British Virgin Island $25 Gold Osprey

1982 British Virgin Island $25 Osprey

One of the things that make these coins hard to image is that they were released in cards that held the coin in a plastic casing that is difficult to shoot an image through, especially for such a small coin.

1982 BVI $25 Gold Peice

This image gives a good size of the coin size compared to a US Dime

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Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins.
Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.

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