Belize 1990 dollar
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 1990-2000. It features Colombus's three ships on the reverse.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: nickel-brass, designed by Robert Elderton, decahedral.
Catalog reference: KM 99.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.