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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Eastern Caribbean
Type Common coin
Years 1955-1965
Value 25 Cents (0.25 BWI$)
Metal 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 VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
Unknown 
1955  7,000,000
1955  2,000 Proof
1957  800,000
1957  Proof
1959  1,000,000
1959  Proof
1961  744,000
1961  Proof
1962  480,000
1962  Proof
1963  480,000
1963  Proof
1964  480,000
1964  Proof
1965  1,280,000
1965  Proof
1965  Prooflike

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