5 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Bermuda
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1985
Value 5 Cents
0.05 BMD = 0.05 USD
Currency Dollar (1970-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.89 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1046
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 16,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 16
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Young bust right

Lettering: BERMUDA ELIZABETH II

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

The Bermuda blue angelfish

Lettering:
FIVE CENTS
1981

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.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Bermuda blue angelfish (Binomial Name: Holacanthus bermudensis)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  2 190 000 0.27 0.11 0.52 0.53 1.41 1.91 50%
1970  11 000 1.4% Proof
1974  310 000 0.12 7%
1975  500 000 0.30 0.55 12%
1977  500 000 0.07 0.05 0.12 11%
1979  500 000 0.31 0.91 11%
1980  1 100 000 0.19 0.77 16%
1981  900 000 0.36 0.26 16%
1982  200 000 0.75 4%
1983  800 000 0.59 0.12 14%
1983  6 474 1.0% Proof
1984  500 000 0.53 8%
1985  500 000 0.12 0.20 10%

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