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1 Cent - Elizabeth II Swallow-tailed Kite

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (Swallow-tailed Kite) -  obverse 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (Swallow-tailed Kite) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Belize
Type Non circulating coin
Years 1977-1981
Value 1 Cent
0.01 BZD = 0.0050 USD
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.79 g
Diameter 19.51 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 46b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Avifauna of Belize - Swallow-tailed Kite - 1st edition, 2nd version

Obverse

National arms above date.

Lettering:
BELIZE
1978

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

Michael Gaspard Rizzello OBE was a sculptor and designer. Rizzello was born in London of Italian parents. His father was a tailor. He attended the London Oratory School and did not want to follow his father's profession. He enlisted in the army in 1944, and was demobbed in 1948. He was a good baritone singer and had to choose between music and drawing; he chose the latter. He attended the Royal College of Art winning both the Drawing Prize and Travelling Scholarship in Sculpture. This led to study in Italy, sculpture in Rome for two years, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome 1951 for Sculpture. He began his career making wax heads for Madame Tussauds. He served an unprecedented term of two 5-year periods as President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. His public statuary includes Dancer with Ribbon in Oxford Street, London. His David Lloyd George stands in Cathays Park, Cardiff, and other portrait busts include Nelson Mandela.

Reverse

Swallowtail below value.

Lettering: 1 CENT

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

Michael Gaspard Rizzello OBE was a sculptor and designer. Rizzello was born in London of Italian parents. His father was a tailor. He attended the London Oratory School and did not want to follow his father's profession. He enlisted in the army in 1944, and was demobbed in 1948. He was a good baritone singer and had to choose between music and drawing; he chose the latter. He attended the Royal College of Art winning both the Drawing Prize and Travelling Scholarship in Sculpture. This led to study in Italy, sculpture in Rome for two years, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome 1951 for Sculpture. He began his career making wax heads for Madame Tussauds. He served an unprecedented term of two 5-year periods as President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. His public statuary includes Dancer with Ribbon in Oxford Street, London. His David Lloyd George stands in Cathays Park, Cardiff, and other portrait busts include Nelson Mandela.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: Mintages include varieties for Proof and Special Uncirculated

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1977 FM 2,107 Proof
1977 FM 126,000 Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 1,671 Proof
1978 FM 125,000 0.30 Special Uncirculated
1979 FM 1,287 Proof
1979 FM 808 Special Uncirculated
1980 FM 920 Proof
1980 FM 761 Special Uncirculated
1981 FM 643 Proof
1981 FM 297 Special Uncirculated

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