• 10 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 46, Bermuda, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 46, Bermuda, Elizabeth II
Description

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda is self-governing, with its own constitution and its own government, which enacts local laws, while the United Kingdom retains responsibility for defence and foreign relations. Bermuda was originally discovered in 1503 by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermúdez, after whom the islands are named.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

BERMUDA ELIZABETH II
RDM

Reverse

Bermuda Easter lilies, date above, value below.

Lilium longiflorum, often called the Easter lily, is a plant endemic to both Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands (Japan). It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) high. It bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, fragrant, and outward facing flowers.

A variety of it, L. longiflorum var. eximium, native to the Ryukyu Islands, is taller and more vigorous. It is extensively cultivated for cut flowers. It has irregular blooming periods in nature, and this is exploited in cultivation, allowing it to be forced for flowering at particular periods, such as Easter. However, it can be induced to flower over a much wider period. This variety is sometimes called the Bermuda lily because it has been much cultivated in Bermuda.

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

1993
TEN CENTS

Edge

10 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 46
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.45 g
Diameter 17.91 mm
Thickness 1.34 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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