The effective originators of the modern titanium coin, Pobjoy have been producing colouredissues for years now, with their first titanium coin (for Gibraltar) appearing way back in 1999 and a coloured one a year later. Pobjoy’s coins are close to standard crown size at 36.1 mm, but titaniums low density means that only ten grams of metal are required to do so.
Without trying to sound like a broken record, we do need to mention value again. These go for almost £40 plus taxes and that’s a price well into comparable silver territory, so we’re expecting these to have an appeal more to those that collect titanium coins specifically, rather than to the notoriously price concious silver coin collector. The sheer number of these issued by Pobjoy, a number that’s increasing in speed, combined with the length of time they’ve been issuing them does suggest that the market is a relatively healthy one regardless.
MINTS DESCRIPTION: Manta Rays are incredibly majestic creatures of the blue and as a tribute to their immense size yet graceful nature Pobjoy Mint is proud to release this awesome coin in both Titanium and Cupro Nickel. The design shows a Manta Ray skimming above the coral covered ocean floor followed by a group of Remoras. The denomination shown is £2.
he reverse of this new Titanium coin features the much loved Clownfish; made popular by the Disney film “Finding Nemo” this little fish has a big character both in the film and on the reef! We have tried to capture this personality by producing this coin in orange Titanium in order to match the beautiful colour of the fish. The design shows the Clownfish surrounded by its host Anemone.
The Coconut Crab is the world’s largest Land Arthropod and an incredibly impressive looking crab. These Crabs are widely found in the British Indian Ocean Territory so we found it more than appropriate to issue this coin on their behalf. The design shows two large coconut crabs, one on the floor feasting on the flesh of a coconut and the other climbing a coconut palm. The denomination shown is £2, available in Titanium and Unc. Cupro Nickel.
The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II in exceptional detail. As Titanium reacts differently with every strike each of the 7,500 Titanium coins are technically different and vary slightly in colour. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal.