British Honduras: Coin Type Fifty Cents - detailed information

British Honduras: Coin Type Fifty Cents (issued 1894 - 1971)
Coin TypeFifty Cents

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

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend.

Obverse InscriptionLegend 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 Inscription50 CENTS BRITISH HONDURAS [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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

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Fifty Cents: Details
CountryBritish Honduras
CurrencyBritish Honduras Dollar
Sub-types Fifty Cents (Silver)
Fifty Cents (CuproNickel)
From1894
To1971
Face Value50 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1981)
MaterialSilver to 1919, then copper-nickel from 1954
DesignerGeorge W. de Saulles
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Fifty Cents: Photos
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Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1895
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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), 1895
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Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria (1894 - 1919).
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Coin - 50 Cents, British Honduras (Belize), 1906
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Author:
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: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1971).
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