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1991 FM GOLD BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS $500 NGC PROOF 67 ULTRA CAMEO "COLUMBUS DISCOVERY OF AMERICA" ONLY 50 MINTED

1991 FM GOLD BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS $500 NGC PROOF 67 ULTRA CAMEO "COLUMBUS DISCOVERY OF AMERICA"  ONLY 50 MINTED
1991 FM GOLD BVI $500 NGC PROOF 67UC  COLUMBUS 50 MINTED
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Country of Origin: British Virgin Islands

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (BVI) BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY

REIGN OF ELIZABETH II (1952-PRESENT - HOUSE OF WINDSOR

500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1492-1992)

RARE FIVE-HUNDRED DOLLARS CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 67 ULTRA CAMEO

THERE ARE ONLY 2 KNOWN CERTIFIED COINS OF THIS TYPE!

OBV: PORTRAIT BUST OF ELIZABETH II WEARING STATE DIADEM RIGHT; ANNIVERSARY DATES BELOW.

REV: HALF FRAMED ORNATE BORDER WITH COLUMBUS' NAME AT BOTTOM ENCIRCLING THE FAMOUS RENAISSANCE 3/4 IMAGE OF COLUMBUS SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO; DENOMINATION RIGHT.

KM # 121

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (ca. 1451-1506), GENOESE BORN EXPLORER AND NAVIGATOR, LED AND COMPLETED FOUR VOYAGES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SPANISH MONARCHS ISABELLA I OF CASTILLE AND FERDINAND II OF ARAGON, INITIATING PERMANENT EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT AND SPANISH COLONIZATION OF THE NEW WORLD.  HIS FIRST VOYAGE BEGAN IN 1492. HE SIGHTED THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE IN 1493, AND NAMED THEM "SANTA URSULA Y LAS ONCE MIL VIRGENES (SAINT URSULA AND HER 11,000 VIRGINS)", WHICH WAS LATER SHORTENED.

CONTAINS 19.8126 GRAMS OF .500 FINE GOLD (.3185 OZ AGW)

36 MM IN DIAMETER

ESTIMATED MINTAGE OF ONLY 50!

FRANKLIN MINT

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