.999 Silver Proof
38 mm (1-1/2”), 32 grams
HISTORY: Legal tender on the British Virgin Islands, minted by Pobjoy Mint Ltd, UK, 2010.
OBVERSE: A stately Elizabeth II (1926–2022) profile, full crown, framed by the words BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2010.
REVERSE: A reproduction of Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s, The Birth of Venus (c. 1484—1486), graces the reverse of this commemorative coin. The original, a tempera painting on canvas, resides in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Botticelli (1445—1510) was born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, in Florence. Beneath the shell is the denomination “$1”, and to the right are the initials “PM” (Pobjoy Mint).