Belize 1987 5 cents

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

Belize was formerly known as British Honduras. Great Britain expressed willingness to grant independence prior to 1981 but the English-speaking locals were nervous about occasional threats from Guatemala to invade and annex the territory. This specimen is one of a type struck for Belize 1976-1994.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.04 g, aluminum, 20.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 34a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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