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• 400th Anniversary of the Permanent English Settlement in America
• Features the English Lion and the American Eagle
cupro nickle 38 mm diameter coin uncirculated
This year sees the 400th Anniversary of the First Permanent English Settlement in America and the British Virgin Islands Government has approved the release of a striking new coin to commemorate this historic event. To mark this important anniversary and the relationship between the US and UK, replicas of the three ships departed from the UK on 19 December 2006 to re-enact the original departure and arrived in Jamestown in May 2007. Her Majesty the Queen also paid a State Visit to the United States in May to celebrate the event.
The classic design on the coin itself shows the English Lion and the American Eagle together to reiterate the special relationship between the two nations. The olive branch represents peace and the acorn and oak-leaf represent the growth of friendship. The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is available in Unc. Cupro Nickel,
Pobjoy Mint was established in the middle ages in Great Britain and today makes superior coins for special commemoratives and for governments.
Pobjoy has reputation as top coin designer and coin dieing techniques and for top quality packaging.
The Pobjoy family has been associated with fine metalwork since the Middle Ages. The Company was recently granted permission to use the family Coat of Arms in which the Medieval Popinjay is the central motif. The Popinjay was a painted wooden parrot used in archery contests in the 14th century and the name Pobjoy is derived from this. The Latin motto 'OCULO CERTO' means 'with an unerring eye' and applies equally to the ancestor's prowess as a marksman, as to the Company's reputation for the high quality and precision of its products. Over the past three centuries, the Company has been involved in many diverse fields, but they have always been involved in metal, both base and precious. During World War II Pobjoy Aero Engineering was involved in the manufacturing of the famous Spitfire wings. The Company is now the largest private Mint in Europe.
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