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
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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
Number N# 899
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 4
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the right

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

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

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

© Renato Lima

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  8 600 000 0.15 0.24 0.21 0.79 0.59 1.34 1.52 55%
1955  2 000 0.6% Proof
1956  2 000 000 0.27 0.20 0.49 0.42 18%
1956  0.3% Proof
1960  1 000 000 0.25 0.69 9%
1960  0.3% Proof
1962  1 300 000 0.26 0.55 11%
1962  0.3% Proof
1963  200 000 0.29 4%
1963  0.17% Proof
1964  1 350 000 0.41 12%
1964  0.3% Proof
1965  2 400 000 0.29 0.47 0.65 0.59 41%
1965  0.5% Proof
1965  0.8% Prooflike

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