Nickel Silver plated
Shopping Cart
Your shopping cart is empty!
Subscribe to Newsletter

British Virgin Islands US CAPITOL shape coin 2017 Nickel Silver plated Proof-Like

$47.41 Old Price: $49.90

Product Code: PJ-O-CAP-17
Availability: Special Order, ship in 3 days
Name of series
Other Unique Shapes > CLICK TO VIEW THE SERIES
Metal Nickel Silver plated
Mintage 5000
Content (Troy OZ) 1.13
Denomination (USD) $1
Weight (g) 35.40
Size (mm) 55.00 x 41.00mm
Year of Issue 2017
Country British Virgin Islands
Quality Proof-Like
Exterior Decoration US CAPITOL shape coin
Package Unique designed display-stand
Certificate of Authenticity Certificate on the back of the display
Not subject to Import Duties and Taxes when Imported in your country - email us for more info
Free Shipping Local & International
✔  Iconic shape of the Capitol building portrayed by a coin.
✔  Stunning tribute to a British Virgin Islands born National
✔  Produced in Britain manufacturer of luxury coins
✔  New exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II
✔  Only 5000 coins to be minted
The Coin
Such an iconic building deserves an iconic coin that replicates this imposing shape with great accuracy. Willliam Thornton is the man we can thank for this marvel of engineering and as he was born in the British Virgin Island it makes the Capitol coin a very fitting tribute.
Only a few shaped coins exist on the market and this $1 has a low mintage for a coin of this type increasing its rarity and desirability to collectors. We have featured our new and exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse which captures our Queen in all her glory.
Behind the Coin
The United States Capitol is also known as Capitol Building and Capitol Hill is the headquarters of the US Congress and the seat of the Legislative branch of the US Federal Government and is located on top of Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The word Capitol has a Latin origin and is vaguely associated with the Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Capitoline Hill which was one of the seven hills of Rome.
A competition was held in the spring of 1792 with a prize of $500 to see which architect could propose the best design for the building. A late entry from amateur architect William Thornton was the source of the iconic shape that we see today. Thornton, born in the British Virgin Islands, was well travelled and gained inspiration for the frontage of the building from east front of the Louvre and the Paris Pantheon.
The first cornerstone of the Capitol was laid by the one and only George Washington in 1793 and construction of the 16 acre building continued until 1800. Upon completion famous dome wasn’t as grand as we see it today after being rebuilt in the 1850s it now stands three times as tall as the original and weighs 4,041 metric tons.
The interior of the Capitol is as impressive as the exterior and has strong ties with the art world. The hallways are line with lavish murals, animals and flora indigenous to the United States. It also houses the National Statuary Hall collection which comprises 100 statues one of which is a bronze statue of King Kamehameha that weighs an astonishing 6,804kg. The icing on the cake and something that any building wouldn’t be complete without is a private subway which was used to transport senators to the neighbouring congressional office buildings.
• Extremely high international collector demand
• Highly appreciated in The Investing in Collectible Coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift

Write a review

Your Name:

Your Review:
Rating: Bad            Good