September 21, 2017 – Hurricane Irma – a category 5 hurricane – passed through the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday 6th of September at around 2:00pm AST. The hurricane directly hit the Territory and whilst we are currently unaware of the full extent of the damage, it is evident that the Islands have been severely impacted.
As the official mint of the British Virgin Islands the thoughts and prayers at Pobjoy Mint are with the islanders, their families and the Caribbean friends, who have been affected. The Pobjoy family regularly visits the British Virgin Islands and personally know the buildings and the areas that have been devastated.
To try and offer some relief to the affected islanders, Pobjoy Mint will be donating 20% of the sale value of all Proof Silver and Cupro Nickel coins (retail and wholesale) issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, to a fund that has been set up by the Islands Government.
All British Virgin Island Legal tender coins can be found at this link. Any help will be much appreciated by the islanders.
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The current situation at the British Virgin Islands becomes clear by watching this video published in The Guardian.
And the eye of Hurricane Irma moving was also recorded by NASA.