BVI Hans Christian Andersen Bimetal Titanium 2010 Proof Coin

 OWN THIS LIMITED MINTAGE PROOF COIN WHICH IS THE WORLD'S FIRST BI-COL0R TITANIUM COIN AND CELEBRATES 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S FIRST BOOK OF FAIRY TALES!!!

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

CELEBRATE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST BOOK OF FAIRY TALES 

LIMITED MINTAGE

BIMETAL TITANIUM CROWN $5

2010 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF COIN UNC

THIS COIN IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PHOTOGRAPH.

PARDON GLARE AND REFLECTIONS IN PHOTOS.

OUTER RING OF QEII SIDE IS SILVER COLOR IN PERSON.

PHOTOS IN THIS LISTING HAVE BEEN ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.

COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY VARY SOMEWHAT FROM THAT SHOWN BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION.  

COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL SCRATCHES AND/OR MINOR WEAR OF FINISH AND/OR NICKS FROM WAY THESE WERE STACKED AT THE MINT.

COIN MAY HAVE MINOR SPOTTING AND/OR TONING AND/OR OXIDATION.

LEGAL TENDER FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 

IN BOX

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY 

ISSUE LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!!!

This coin (36.10 mm in diamter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).

The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are some of the most famous fairy tales in the world, including The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired ballet, plays and animated films.

Although his stories have an often sombre undertone, he is renowned worldwide and his birthday, 2nd April, is recognised as International Children’s Book Day. He is also celebrated by a statue of ‘The Little Mermaid’ in the capital of his native country, Copenhagen in Denmark.

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In 1835, Andersen released his first book of fairy tales which were not initially well-received. The design of the coin features four stories from this initial book.

The central design shows a statue of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ the story of a young mermaid so desperate to become human she takes drastic measures to fulfill her wishes.

An outer design depicts Thumbelina, the story of a thumb-sized girl destined for bigger things, the Princess and the Pea — the story of a girl whose royal identity is only confirmed when she sleeps on a pile of mattresses and can feel the pea that is placed on the bottom mattress and the ‘Tinder Box’ — the story of a soldier who acquires a magical tinder box capable of summoning three dogs to do his bidding to woo a locked-up Princess. Also depicted is an impression of Andersen dreaming up these amazing stories.

 

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Approved by Buckingham Palace, the obverse of the coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

 

COIN SPECIFICATIONS

Year of issue: 2010

Denomination: $5

Metal: 990 titanium 2.00 grams + 999 silver 5.00 grams

Diameter: 36.10 mm

Weight: 7 grams

Mintage: 5,000

This commemorative coin makes a great collectible gift for yourself or any coin or Hans Christian Andersen collector.

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BVI Hans Christian Andersen Bimetal Titanium 2010 Proof Coin
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  • Item #: C01V02M01P01C14L23BVIHANSBIMTIT
  • Manufacturer: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: L1602700
  • Condition: New
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