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25 Cents - Elizabeth II

25 Cents - Elizabeth II -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Features

Country Barbados
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-2006
Value 25 Cents
0.25 BBD = 0.13 USD
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.82 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 13,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 5
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

National Arms

Lettering:
20 00
PRIDE AND INDUSTRY
BARBADOS

Reverse

Windmill below value.

Lettering:
TWENTY FIVE CENTS
PN

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Morgan Lewis Windmill is one of only two functional windmills in the Caribbean. Built in 1727 and in operation until 1945, the mill was used to grind sugar cane and could deliver up to 1,500 gallons of cane juice to the boiling house daily.

After 1945, when the mill stopped operating, it fell into disrepair and was at one time listed among the world's most endangered heritage sites. In 1996, the Barbados National Trust embarked on a restoration project and returned the mill to its original working specifications.

Grinding is done at Morgan Lewis every second Sunday between the months of January and April, and the mill and its grounds are open for tours.
(From Central Bank of Barbados)

The Royal Mint coins were struck by two groups of dies for Obverse and Reverse.

Obverse
Die 1 - motto 'PRIDE AND INDUSTRY' bold, all the rest details thin and far from each other, numerals suit trident in width.
Die 2 - motto 'PRIDE AND INDUSTRY' thin, all the rest details thick and closer to each other, right numerals wider then trident.


Reverse
Die A - legend with denomination and all details thin and far from center.
Die B - legend with denomination and all details thick and closer to center.


Combinations:
Dies 1+A in 1973-1981.
Dies 2+B in 1985-2006 and continued 2007-2011 on Nickel plated Steel planchets (https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19168.html).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1973  6,000,000 0.22 0.56 0.56 0.81 Royal Mint
1973 FM 4,300 with mintmark; Matte
1973 FM 97,000 1.39 with mintmark; Proof
1974 FM 5,508 with mintmark; Matte
1974 FM 36,000 1.87 with mintmark; Proof
1975 FM 1,800 with mintmark; Matte
1975 FM 20,000 2.45 with mintmark; Proof
1975 FM 1,360 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1977 FM 2,100 with mintmark; Matte
1977 FM 5,014 with mintmark; Proof
1977 FM 468 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1978  2,407,000 0.19 0.43 0.43 Royal Mint
1978 FM 2,000 with mintmark; Matte
1978 FM 4,436 with mintmark; Proof
1978 FM 2,517 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1979  1,200,000 Royal Mint
1979 FM 1,500 with mintmark; Matte
1979 FM 4,126 with mintmark; Proof
1979 FM 523 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1980  2,700,000 0.10 0.65 0.65 Royal Mint
1980 FM 1,500 with mintmark; Matte
1980 FM 2,111 with mintmark; Proof
1980 FM 649 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1981  4,365,000 0.47 Royal Mint
1981 FM 1,500 with mintmark; Matte
1981 FM 943 with mintmark; Proof
1981 FM 327 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1982 FM 843 with mintmark; Proof
1982 FM 1,500 with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1983 FM 1,500 with mintmark; Matte
1983 FM 459 with mintmark; Proof
1983 FM with mintmark; Special Uncirculated
1984 FM 868 with mintmark; Matte
1984 FM with mintmark; Proof
1985  Royal Mint
1986  Royal Mint
1987  3,150,000 0.15 0.74 0.74 Royal Mint
1988  Royal Mint
1989  Royal Mint
1990  0.20 0.39 0.62 Royal Mint
1994  0.51 0.66 Royal Mint
1996  0.60 0.60 Royal Mint
1998  0.46 0.46 Royal Mint
2000  0.68 Royal Mint
2001  0.42 Royal Mint
2003  0.73 Royal Mint
2004  0.61 Royal Mint
2005  Royal Mint
2006  Royal Mint

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