• 1 Dollar 1990-2015, KM# 99, Belize, Elizabeth II
  • 1 Dollar 1990-2015, KM# 99, Belize, Elizabeth II
Description

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea.

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

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
RDM

Reverse

Three sailing ships (carrack Santa Maria and in the background the caravels Nina and Pinta, used for the first voyage through the Atlantic in 1492) depicting Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Caribbean, the inscription “BELIZE” and the year, and “ONE DOLLAR” is above the $1 denomination sign.

Engraver: Robert Elderton

ONE DOLLAR
$1
BELIZE 2000

Edge

1 Dollar

3rd portrait
KM# 99
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 9 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 10
Alignment Medal

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