• 2 Cents 1981-2000, KM# 11, East Caribbean States, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Cents 1981-2000, KM# 11, East Caribbean States, Elizabeth II
Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Arnold Machin

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse

Value flanked by palm tree fronds.

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget.

EAST CARIBBEAN STATES 1996
2
TWO CENTS

Edge
Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Weight 1.1 g
Diameter -
Width -
Height -
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape square
Alignment Medal

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