British Caribbean Territories 1955 25 cents

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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. Vicent 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.

Recorded mintage: 7,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 6.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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