British Caribbean Territories 1955 25 cents
The British Caribbean Territories was a union of nations in the Caribbean, all formerly possessions of Great Britain. In 1950 they formed a currency board to provide member countries with a unified currency to replace the British pound. Member states were Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, British Guiana, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The union dissolved in 1965 but some member states reformed as the East Caribbean States. Shown is a 1955 twenty-five cent piece. The type was issued 1955-65 and is worthless in all grades.
Recorded mintage: 7,000,000.
Specification: 6.51 g, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 6.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.