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Detailed information about coin type: Fifty Cents from British Honduras:

Coin type: Fifty Cents
Description

British Honduras was renamed to Belize in 1973. Later coins of this series are listed under Belize.

CountryBritish Honduras CurrencyBritish Honduras Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types Fifty Cents (Silver)
Fifty Cents (CuproNickel)
Face value50 (x Cent)
Years produced1894 - 1971 CurrentNo (demonetised 1981)
MaterialSilver to 1919, then copper-nickel from 1954 DesignerGeorge W. de Saulles
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend.

Obverse inscription

Legend of the ruling monarch

Reverse

At centre within a circle of beads in two lines, 50 / CENTS; around within three equal compartments, BRITISH HONDURAS and the date.

Reverse inscription

50 CENTS BRITISH HONDURAS [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 79-82

Fifty Cents: Photos

Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1894
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Notes: Common reverse, in silver (1894 - 1919).
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Proof Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1954
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Notes: Common reverse, in copper-nickel (1954 - 1971).
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Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1894
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Queen Victoria (1894 - 1919).
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Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1906
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Notes: King Edward VII (1906 - 1907).
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Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1911
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1919).
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Proof Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1954
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1971).
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List of 14 coins of type: Fifty Cents from British Honduras
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1894 38,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) VICTORIA QUEEN
Fifty Cents 1895 36,500 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) VICTORIA QUEEN
Fifty Cents 1897 20,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) VICTORIA QUEEN
Fifty Cents 1901 10,030 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) VICTORIA QUEEN
Fifty Cents 1906 15,000 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR
Fifty Cents 1907 19,000 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR
Fifty Cents 1911 12,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
Fifty Cents 1919 40,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
Fifty Cents 1954 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Fifty Cents 1962 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Fifty Cents 1964 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Fifty Cents 1965 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Fifty Cents 1966 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Fifty Cents 1971 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND