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British Virgin Islands
« on: October 03, 2016, 06:05:08 PM »
In recent years several "coins" have turned up that claim to have been issued by the British Virgin Islands. None of the pieces in this topic has been authorized by the authorities on the British Virgin Islands which means that they are not legal tender. The designs on the pieces are crude and the pieces seem to originate from China. Pobjoy Mint is the sole producer of coins for the British Virgin Islands. The authorities on the British Virgin Islands are investigating these fantasies to find out by who they were made.

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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 06:05:25 PM »
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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 05:59:22 PM »
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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 06:31:16 PM »
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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 06:32:04 PM »
Novosibirsk Zoo Series

Since 2014, the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia has been selling fantasy pieces of the British Virgin Islands as keepsakes to visitors. The pieces are also being sold by Russian-Czech coin dealer Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Corp. who seem to be the people behind these fake coins as well as by several eBay sellers. Every piece depicts a different animal. They are planning to issue a total of 20 fantasy pieces. The obverse shows the fourth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley while the reverse depicts various animals designed by Vladimir Kolbin.

2014: Liger, Snow Leopard and Polar Bear.
2015: Liger, Tiger, Meerkats, Lion, Jaguar and Orangutan.
2016: Dolphin, Long-Eared Hegehog, Swans, Brown Bear and Grousen.
2017: Humboldt Penguin, Snowy Owl, Chimpanzee, Wolf.

Note: The Liger piece was both issued with dates 2014 and 2015.

Obverse of the pieces in the Novosibirsk Zoo series (of course each year with a different date):






Note: The design of the orangutan piece was in 2014 by the same coin counterfeiting ring also used on this coin-like piece for Australia. Although it due to its similarity to real coins is obvious it is made to deceive collectors, it doesn't have a denomination so strictly speaking it is a medal and not a fantasy piece. However for the sake of completeness I will (only) refer to it here. It is made out of silver plated iron.


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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 07:32:39 PM »
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Re: British Virgin Islands
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 09:33:48 AM »
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Re: British Virgin Islands
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Re: British Virgin Islands
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