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Coin: Five Cents 1942
Description

CountryBritish Honduras CurrencyBritish Honduras Dollar
Face value5 (x Cent) TypeFive Cents (Nickel Brass)
Year1942 CurrentNo (demonetised 1981)
Mintage30,000 (30000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 30,000 (30000)
MaterialNickel-Brass (Neusilber) Designer
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.2600 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.6200
Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
Reverse

At centre in two lines within a circle of beads, 5 / CENTS; around, BRITISH HONDURAS 1942.

Reverse inscription

5 CENTS BRITISH HONDURAS 1942

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Royal Mint Record coin is not struck at the usual high proof level (compared with the 1949 Proof of Record issue for example). It is however a special strike, a specimen or lower mirror finished proof - a reflection of the needs of the war effort.

References to original information:

Seventy-Third Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1942, p.122 and 131.

Five Cents 1942: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
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Five Cents 1942: Photos
Five Cents 1942: Photo Coin - 5 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1942
Coin - 5 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1942
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Five Cents 1942: Photo Coin - 5 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1942
Coin - 5 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1942
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Five Cents 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish Honduras KM# 22a
Five Cents 1942: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Five Cents 1942: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 5 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1942
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List of all (34) coins of type: British Honduras / Five Cents
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Five Cents 1918 Five Cents 1919 Five Cents 1936 Five Cents 1939 Five Cents 1942 Five Cents 1943
Five Cents 1944 Five Cents 1945 Five Cents 1947 Five Cents 1949 Five Cents 1950 Five Cents 1952
Five Cents 1956 Five Cents 1957 Five Cents 1958 Five Cents 1959 Five Cents 1961 Five Cents 1962
Five Cents 1963 Five Cents 1964 Five Cents 1965 Five Cents 1966 Five Cents 1968 Five Cents 1969
Five Cents 1970 Five Cents 1971 Five Cents 1972 Five Cents 1973