Silver British Virgin Islands coin, sunken treasure series! / Monster Raffle/ Re-blog lottery for a chance to win 3 HSBI!

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A week ago I discussed how much I enjoy the Virgin Islands, both the American and British. If you haven't had a chance to visit put it on the bucket list because it is well worth while. While Virgin Gorda remains my favorite a very close second has to be St. John's which is one of the American owned islands. Two thirds of the island is a protected park where nothing can be built so it is a very sparsely populated island, but extremely beautiful! I'll include a picture below of what you can expect there!

Continuing on today with some coins I picked up while I was living in the islands back in the day. I picked up a few of these produced in 1985 as part of the sunken ship treasures of the Caribbean series produced for the British Virgin Islands by The Franklin Mint. This coin is the sword gullion of the series honoring all the lost treasures laying at the bottom of the Caribbean sea. Believe me there is still so many undiscovered gold filled shipwrecks out there just waiting to be found!

This coin is a beautiful proof finish coin inside a protective capsule, but sadly at some point some moron removed it and allowed the obverse to get some scratches. I got a good deal because of it but it's still a very cool coin! It features a much younger Queen Elizabeth on the obverse. The reverse has the sword gullion as I mentioned previously. I think it's a pretty cool coin overall!

photos mine

About the coin:

Country: British Virgin Islands

Mint: The Franklin Mint

Composition: 92.5 % silver

Denomination: 20 Dollars

Weight: 19.09 grams

Diameter: 38 mm

Thickness: 2.1 mm

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II with lettering: ELIZABETH THE SECOND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS RDM 1985

Reverse: Sword guillon and denomimiation

These are a great coin for new collectors to pick up because they aren't all that expensive and the whole series is pretty easy to come by. It's great to keep stacked as well since it is sterling silver! The Franklin Mint did a great job one this coin series!

Please feel free to leave any suggestions, comments, or questions below. Thank you so much to everyone out there who has supported me getting started in Hive. It hasn't been an easy journey but has been well worth it. Thank you everyone for your kindness and support!

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone! And here's a nice shot from St. John's, it's a beautiful place!

Don't forget to buy tickets for the Monster Raffle! Lots of silver prizes are waiting to be won! There are many that I would like to win myself! Check out @buggedout post on information on how to purchase raffle tickets:

And my disclaimer: Gold and silver stacking can be a fun hobby but isn't for everyone. You can lose money. I'm not a financial advisor and this isn't financial advice, please always do your own research before spending your hard earned money.

References: Numista

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Now for the winner of the re-blog lottery! Today we had 21 people re-blog my post, thank you so much! The people who re-blogged were: @blitzzzz @booboohabibi @esbat @flaxz.alive @florakese @ganjafarmer @geneeverett @heinkhantmaung @henruc @hjrrodriguez @kungfukid @kunschj @ladymisa @olaf.gui @pepe-voter @seki1 @stekene @krakonos @pepetoken @trautenberk @vaynard86

Voluntary daily reminder list for those who request to be on it: @ganjafarmer @ganjafarmer make sure you are re-blogging the post to be eligible to win!

Thanks everyone! It really helps my engagement which I'm working hard to improve! If you have any recommendations or suggestions please feel free to let me know.

Good luck to everyone!

And the Wheel of Names results:

Congratulations @stekene !

I just sent over the funds for your 3 HSBI units!

Now for today's re-blog lottery! You just need to re-blog my post you will be placed on the Wheel of Names for a spin to possibly win 3 HBI units! Just one prize for the lucky winner. An upvote is not required but is always greatly appreciated to help me fund higher prizes in the future. Bots aren't allowed to enter please. Contest ends at 14:00 (2 PM) California Pacific time tomorrow. If I somehow missed your re-blog please let me know and I'll add you to the next draw.

What are HSBI units? They are units that you can purchase to sponsor someone and you in turn receive a unit as well. This way we both benefit! They give you occasional upvotes on your posts for a lifetime, and the more you accumulate the more often you receive upvotes and the bigger they can be. You can read some more here:

If you have more questions feel free to ask.

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