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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.

1982 British Virgin Island $25 OspreyOne 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.These are Gilroy Roberts designsGilroy Roberts = born March 11, 1905, Philadelphia – died January 26, 1992 Havertown, Pennsylvania)

The ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1948 until 1964
From 1964 he worked for The Franklin Mint



Level 6

Great designs! ; )


Level 5

Wow! That is a beautiful reverse. Thanks for the information about them and fir sharing these!

Nice design!


Level 4

well one is a Royal Mint product and the other is from the Franklin.


Level 5

Thanks for sharing! I have the BVI Peace dollar. Very nice tribute coin that was very affordable!


Level 4

affordable and desirable!


Level 7

Thanks for showing a wonderful coin. We don't see these to often.


Level 6

Very cool. I have never seen this coin before. I like what I see. Thanks for the history and photos.


Level 4

I found that coin and coinload.com looking for bird coins

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