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Proof Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12081

Summary:
Proof 50 Cents, Issued by, British Honduras (Belize), 1954.
Minted at Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The last issue of a 50 cent denomination in British Honduras had been in 1919. This new issue was 28 mm instead of the previous 30 mm diameter and cupro-nickel.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.050 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, cyprus
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Belize (British Honduras)
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1954 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials, CT, incuse on the bust truncation
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, 50 / CENTS; around within three equal compartments, BRITISH HONDURAS 1954
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Belize (British Honduras), 1954
Artist: Mr Cecil Thomas, London, Great Britain, 1953
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1954
References: KM#28
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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