50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Eastern Caribbean States
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1965
Value 50 Cents (0.5)
Currency British West Indies dollar (1935-1965)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 13 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.36 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1103
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References KM# 7
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Value, Coats of Arms of the British Caribbean Territories: coats of Arms of the British Leeward Islands, badge of Trinidad before the independence - boat entering harbour with motto-, badge for British Guyana -ship with motto-, British Windward Islands.

Lettering:
BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
EASTERN GROUP
MISCERIQUE PROBAT
POPULOS ET FOEDERA
JUNGI
DAMUS PETIMUSQUE VICISSIM
FIFTY CENTS
19 65

Translation:
He approves of the mingling of the peoples and their bonds of union
We give and expect a fair return

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Edge

Milled

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1955  1 500 000 1.19 1.79 3.58 3.45 76%
1955  2 000 0.9% Proof
1965  100 000 3.57 5.45 4.97 32%
1965  1.0% Proof
1965  2% Prooflike

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