British Virgin Islands 1980 Gold Proof 25 Dollars, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Franklin Mint. Minted in 500/1000 fine gold 0.0241 oz AGW. Diameter: 13mm with a full proof finish. This new denomination gold coin was issued by the British Virgin Islands for the first time in 1980. Its reverse carries an exquisite new design of the Osprey by Gilroy Roberts, one of the world's foremost medallists and sculptors of birds. The handsome bird of prey is shown as it begins a spectacular dive to catch fish. The obverse of the coin bears the world-famous portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin, O.B.E. This signifies that the British Virgin Islands is a member nation of the Commonwealth.