1 Cent - Elizabeth II Swallow-tailed Kite

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (Swallow-tailed Kite) -  obverse1 Cent - Elizabeth II (Swallow-tailed Kite) -  reverse

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Country Belize
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1974
Value 1 Cent
0.01 BZD = 0.0050 USD
Currency Dollar (1973-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.67 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 38,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 8
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Avifauna of Belize - Swallow-tailed Kite - 1st edition, 1st version


Coat of arms of Belize



2 Swallow-tailed kites (Elanoides forficatus) and denomination in letters, within circle

Lettering: ONE CENT

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

Michael Gaspard Rizzello OBE was a sculptor and designer. Rizzello was born in London of Italian parents. His father was a tailor. He attended the London Oratory School and did not want to follow his father's profession. He enlisted in the army in 1944, and was demobbed in 1948. He was a good baritone singer and had to choose between music and drawing; he chose the latter. He attended the Royal College of Art winning both the Drawing Prize and Travelling Scholarship in Sculpture. This led to study in Italy, sculpture in Rome for two years, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome 1951 for Sculpture. He began his career making wax heads for Madame Tussauds. He served an unprecedented term of two 5-year periods as President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. His public statuary includes Dancer with Ribbon in Oxford Street, London. His David Lloyd George stands in Cathays Park, Cardiff, and other portrait busts include Nelson Mandela.



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974 FM 225,000 1.45 77% Matte
1974 FM 21,000 1.80 26% Proof

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