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Coin: Fifty Cents 1971

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

CountryBritish Honduras CurrencyBritish Honduras Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (CuproNickel)
Year1971 CurrentNo (demonetised 1981)
Mintage30,000 (30000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 30,000 (30000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge W. de Saulles
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials, CT (for Cecil Thomas) incuse on the bust truncation.


At centre within a circle of beads in two lines, 50 / CENTS; around within three equal compartments, BRITISH HONDURAS 1971.

Reverse inscription50 CENTS BRITISH HONDURAS 1971
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 1971: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish Honduras KM# 28
Fifty Cents 1971: References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (14) coins of type: British Honduras / Fifty Cents
Fifty Cents 1894 Fifty Cents 1895 Fifty Cents 1897 Fifty Cents 1901 Fifty Cents 1906 Fifty Cents 1907
Fifty Cents 1911 Fifty Cents 1919 Fifty Cents 1954 Fifty Cents 1962 Fifty Cents 1964 Fifty Cents 1965
Fifty Cents 1966 Fifty Cents 1971