The 2022 RMS Rhone Virenium Coin

The 2022 RMS Rhone Virenium Coin
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 The 2022 RMS Rhone Virenium CoinThe 2022 RMS Rhone Virenium Coin 
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Product Code:  L1175404
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  15 g

Key Features

  • Fourth issue featuring RMS Rhone
  • Available as a shaped $1 coin produced in Virenium®
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Limited to 1,950
Secured by Thawte

The fourth coin in the collection features the mailing ship ‘RMS Rhone’, a British Royal Mail ship owned by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. The design on the coin shows the ship sailing in the foreground with the map of the British Virgin Islands in the background.

Rhone was a sail-steamer ship, rigged as a two-masted brig but she was also an innovative ship. She had a bronze propeller, which was only the second ever made of this alloy at the time. She also had a surface condenser in order to save and re-use water in her boilers and steam engine. She was the first ship so equipped to visit Brazil, so in port in 1865 the Emperor of Brazil, Pedro II, came aboard and visited her engine room to see it.

RMSP ships carried mail, passengers, horses, and cargo on regular scheduled routes. RMS Rhone’s first services had been between Southampton and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil until January 1867, when it was transferred to the Caribbean route, which at the time was more lucrative and prestigious. After only 10 months of service in the Caribbean she was wrecked off the coast of Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands on the 29th October 1867 in a hurricane. RMS Rhone is now a popular diving site, and the area around her was turned into a national park in 1980.

Rhone National Park has received a number of citations and awards over the years as one of the top recreational wreck dives in the Caribbean, both for its historical interest and teeming marine life, and also because of the open and relatively safe nature of the wreckage.

The coin is available in Virenium®, a metal developed by Pobjoy Mint which is light gold in colour. This stunning coin will be presented in a Pobjoy Mint presentation pouch, with a special Collector’s Album to house all coins in this series. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

Denomination $1
Metal Virenium®
Size 28.40mm
Weight 8.00gms
Quality Uncirculated
Mintage 1,950

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