The Last Coin of the Pobjoy Mint
To mark the retirement of Mint Master Taya Pobjoy, a special and unique last coin has been produced showing the winged horse Pegasus with a special privy mark to commemorate the end of an era.
The flagship Pegasus coin has a Privy Mark added showing a horseshoe with the letter “T” incused into it to represent Taya Pobjoy’s love of horses.
The coin has been issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government and is available in Proof Fine 1oz Silver and Proof Fine 1oz Gold. The design of the coin shows the magnificent mythical horse rearing up with his wings spread. A unique horseshoe privy mark features on the coin.
Pegasus is one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The winged horse is often said to have sprang from the blood of Medusa as she was beheaded by the hero Perseus and then tamed by Bellerophon’s, ready to be rode into battle against the Khimaira.
Horses have often featured on British Virgin Island coins over the years and these creatures have been part of the Mint Master’s life as a passionate horse rider, therefore making Pegasus an obvious choice to feature on our last coin.
Approved by Buckingham Palace this coin carries an effigy of His Majesty King Charles III produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.