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10 Feb 2022

Gold Franklin Mint BVI raptors by GR

Coins-World | mrbrklyn

1980 British Virgin Island $25 OspreyThe British Royal Mint has produced over the years a number of similar small 50% gold pieces 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.

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09 Feb 2022

British Virgin Island Proof sets

Coins-World | mrbrklyn

Speaking of the British Virgin Islands (which is not Barbados), my family asquired these nice 1975 Proofs that were minted in the Fraklin Mint, and we had them graded at ANACS. The 25 cent was graded Proof PF68. Often these kind of Franklin Mint sets are as much of Franklin Mint production as a national legal tender set. The initials of Gilroy Roberts, who designed the reverses, also worked on the Kenedy Half. https://billhicksisdead.blogspot.com/2012/04/sucker-born-every-minute-franklin-mint.htmlThe British Virgin Islands are east of Puerto Rico and far north of Barbados. BVI citizens are actually British citizens, The Islands are wealthy from the financial businesses that give off shore licenses to businesses and such. and is a tax haven.

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