• 1 Dollar 1988-1997, KM# 56, Bermuda, Elizabeth II
  • 1 Dollar 1988-1997, KM# 56, 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-fitted dinghy or Bermudian rig, value above, date below.

A Bermuda rig, Bermudian rig, or Marconi rig is a configuration of mast and rigging for a type of sailboat and is the typical configuration for most modern sailboats. This configuration was developed in Bermuda in the 17th century; the term Marconi was a reference to the inventor of the radio, Guglielmo Marconi, because the wires that stabilize the mast of a Bermuda rig reminded observers of the wires on early radio masts at a time when both were newly introduced.

Engraver: Eldon Trimingham

ONE DOLLAR
1988

Edge

1 Dollar

3rd portrait
KM# 56
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 7.56 g
Diameter 26.2 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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