2 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Eastern Caribbean States
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1965
Value 2 Cents (0.02)
Currency British West Indies dollar (1935-1965)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.55 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 1.68 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 4018
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 3
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 flanked by palmtree fronds

Lettering:
BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
2
CENTS
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

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  5 500 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.93 $ 0.93 $ 1.16 46%
1955  2 000 0.5% Proof
1957  1 250 000 $ 0.72 $ 0.80 14%
1957  0.4% Proof
1958  1 250 000 $ 0.92 12%
1958  20 0.2% Proof
1960  750 000 $ 0.29 8%
1960  0.12% Proof
1961  788 000 $ 0.77 8%
1961  0.3% Proof
1962  1 060 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.58 $ 0.44 12%
1962  0.2% Proof
1963  250 000 5%
1963  0.16% Proof
1964  1 188 000 $ 0.58 13%
1964  0.2% Proof
1965  2 001 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.50 $ 1.32 $ 1.61 $ 1.86 39%
1965  0.6% Proof
1965  1.1% Prooflike

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