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  • 25 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 47, Bermuda, Elizabeth II
  • 25 Cents 1986-1998, KM# 47, Bermuda, Elizabeth II

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.


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



White-tailed tropicbird in flight, denomination in letters above, date below.

The white-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) is a tropicbird. It is the smallest of three closely related seabirds of the tropical oceans and smallest member of the order Phaethontiformes. It is found in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific and Indian Oceans. In addition to the tropical Atlantic, it nests as far north as Bermuda, where it is locally called a "longtail".

The ancient Chamorro people called the white-tailed tropicbird utak or itak, and believed that when it would scream over a house it meant that someone would soon die or that an unmarried girl was pregnant. Its call would kill anyone who didn't believe in it.

Engraver: Michael Rizzello



25 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 47 Schön# 47
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.95 g
Diameter 24.21 mm
Thickness 1.74 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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