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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Eastern Caribbean States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1965
Value 10 Cents (0.1)
Currency British West Indies dollar (1935-1965)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.57 g
Diameter 18.01 mm
Thickness 1.35 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5
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
TEN CENTS
10 10
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

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  5,000,000 0.20 0.71 0.89
1955  2,000 Proof
1956  4,000,000 0.90 1.89
1956  Proof
1959  2,000,000 1.03
1959  Proof
1961  1,260,000 0.24
1961  Proof
1962  1,200,000 0.78
1962  Proof
1964  1,400,000 0.39
1965  3,200,000 0.34 0.28 0.28 0.85 0.85 1.11
1965  Proof
1965  Prooflike

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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