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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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