Belize 1978-FM 250 dollars

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6079
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6079 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "BELIZE. 250 Dollars, 1978. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Well rendered fearsome Jaguar surrounded by hard mirror fields." This is another Non-Circulating Legal Tender coin issued and marketed by the Franklin mint on behalf of Belize before it withdrew from coinage operations in 1985.

Recorded mintage: 2,00 plus at least 1,712 proofs.

Specification: 8.81 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-5; KM-56.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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