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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Eastern Caribbean States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1965
Value 5 Cents (0.05)
Currency British West Indies dollar (1935-1965)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 4,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 4
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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
FIVE CENTS
5 5
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  8,600,000 0.22 0.21 0.21 0.70 0.70
1955  2,000 Proof
1956  2,000,000 0.79
1956  Proof
1960  1,000,000 1.11
1960  Proof
1962  1,300,000 0.41
1962  Proof
1963  200,000
1963  Proof
1964  1,350,000 0.56
1964  Proof
1965  2,400,000 0.33 0.41 0.41 1.32
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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