2008 International Year of Planet Earth s Coin FiCO 1166

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Year 2008
Silver Coin
Mint/Proof Coin
Pobjoy Mint

• Legal tender coins of the Isle of Man
• Available in Proof Fine 999. Silver and Titanium
• Each coin is struck 4 times to achieve the legendary Pobjoy ‘Proof’ finish

The United Nations proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Planet Earth to draw attention to issues such as global climate change. Now, you can take part in this Historic International Event with an official legal tender coin celebrating the four Elements that make up our world.

Each of the four quadrants in the middle ring is a different colour of Titanium and features a Greek god:

Demeter for Earth (brown),

Zeus for Air (light blue),

Poseidon for Water (dark blue),

and Hephaestus for Fire (purple).

The outer ring and central circle are struck in pure Silver . The outer ring depicts the 12 Signs of the Zodiac to correspond to the various Earth elements, whilst the central circle shows an image of the Earth.

This is a truly unique coin that is the first in the world to be struck in four colours of Titanium.







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.


$165.00 USD

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