Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 50,000 coins

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an exquisite new Silver Reverse Proof coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse Pegasus.

The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill one of the three Gorgons – Medusa, who had writhing snakes instead of hair. It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone. The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa. When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon.

After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.

Many wanted to capture Pegasus but no one could work out how to tame such a magnificent creature. After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle. When he awoke he was alone but the bridle remained. He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring. Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master.

Each coin is produced to the highest quality and has been struck four times to produce a stunning frosted-finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief. A truly special design in reverse proof with a limited mintage that makes it a rare and valuable collector’s coin.


The design on the coin is based on a famous Greek image of the famed Winged Horse Pegasus and the Goddess Athena. Approved by Buckingham Palace this coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint, which also features a frosted background.


The bullion coin sets are presented in a heat-sealed clear pack containing the required quantity. The Single coin is also presented in an individual heat-sealed pack.

Order & Delivery Notes

British Virgin Islands 2017 Pegasus $1 Silver Bullion Coin Order and Delivery Notes. Info courtesy Pobjoy Mint

Coin Specifications

Metal: .999 Fine Silver Bullion $1
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 31.103 g
Issue Limit: 50,000


Make sure to visit the Pobjoy Mint’s CoinWeek Page for more product information and offers

Related Content about the Pobjoy Mint


Pobjoy Mint Silver Coins Currently Available on eBay

 Pic  Title  Details
2016 1 oz Isle Of Man Reverse Proof Angel 999 Silver Coin - Pobjoy Mint Current Price: $37.5
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 9 days 8 hrs 9 mins
2017 1oz BRITANNIA RIDES THE WAVES Silver Proof Trademark Pobjoy MInt 777 Current Price: $79.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 5 days 9 hrs 32 mins
Pobjoy Mint 2007 Proof Silver Bullion Friendship Coin KM-333 Jamestown 400th $10 Current Price: $28.88
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 12 days 11 hrs 50 mins
2002 Gibraltar 1oz Proof Silver Coin Cherub Angel, Pobjoy Mint, W/ COA #DC-2736 Current Price: $48.0
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 17 days 10 hrs 21 mins
Pobjoy Mint Isle of Man Silver Proof 5 Pence 1994 Coin With Case Uncirculated Current Price: $34.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 3 days 8 hrs 3 mins
1990 Black Penny Crown Silver Titanium Gold Three Coin Proof Set Pobjoy Mint Current Price: $995.0
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 7 days 10 hrs 17 mins
 View all items... (Powered by: WPeBayAds)  


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.