The UK-based private Pobjoy Mint has released a new .999 pure silver coin featuring a Pegasus, the mythical horse, as the third addition to its exceptional Pegasus series. The first two releases of the Pegasus series in 2017 and 2018 proved to be extremely popular among coin collectors. Unlike previous releases, this coin is produced only in silver with no gold version.

The reverse side of the new coin features a Pegasus rearing up with his impressive wings spread. It enjoys a beautiful design with a frosted finish, showcasing the central design.

The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, used exclusively by Pobjoy Mint, with a reverse frosted effect.

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, the new coin has a limited mintage of 50000 pieces.

Pegasus is one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. This winged horse is usually depicted as white in color and was always considered a good-hearted and gentle animal. Throughout his life, Pegasus remained a mysterious creature that symbolized divine inspiration or the journey to heaven. As a reward for his service and loyalty, Zeus honored him with a special immortality, turning him into a constellation on the last day of his life.

Horses have often featured on British Virgin Island coins over the years making Pegasus an obvious choice to feature on their flagship coin. Many coins from the territory have featured horses in Royal events including Trooping the color and drawing the Coronation coach.  Olympic equestrian events have also featured strongly which are close to the heart of the Royal family.

Source: Pobjoy Mint