World Coins

Pobjoy honors Egyptian bust

A new Proof .999 fine silver $10 coin from the British Virgin Islands celebrating the discovery of the 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti is shaped like the famous object.

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A bust of Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti found a century ago by a German archaeologist is now the inspiration for a shapely coin from the Pobjoy Mint.

The British Virgin Islands marks the centennial of the Dec. 6, 1912, discovery of the famous bust with a Proof .999 fine silver $10 coin. Queen Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.

The coin’s shape follows the outline of the famous bust, showing Queen Nefertiti on the reverse and a resized Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The coin weighs 31.103 grams and measures 32 millimeters wide and 61 millimeters tall. With a mintage limit of 2,000 pieces, the coin retails for $199 plus shipping and handling. To order, telephone the Pobjoy Mint at 877-476-2569 or visit its website, ¦

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