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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse25 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 25 Cents (0.25)
Currency British West Indies dollar (1935-1965)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.57 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

The "Golden Hind", ship of Sir Francis Drake (1542-1596), corsair and English explorer

Lettering:
BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
TWENTY FIVE CENTS
25 25
1965
· EASTERN GROUP ·

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1.4%
1955  7,000,000 0.10 0.17 0.69 0.90 0.90 53%
1955  2,000 0.4% Proof
1957  800,000 0.96 10%
1957  0.13% Proof
1959  1,000,000 0.33 12%
1959  0.3% Proof
1961  744,000 8%
1961  0.20% Proof
1962  480,000 0.46 6%
1962  0.16% Proof
1963  480,000 1.90 5%
1963  0.13% Proof
1964  480,000 1.26 7%
1964  0.16% Proof
1965  1,280,000 0.57 0.57 0.86 51%
1965  0.6% Proof
1965  1.0% Prooflike

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