Belize 5 dollars type 1996


Pick: #58 , The Banknote Book: B316

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Belize. Central Bank of Belize. 1996 Issues. 5 dollars type 1996. Date: March 1st, 1996. Dimensions: 158 x 69 mm. Watermark: Carved head of the "sleeping giant". Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London. Windowed security thread. Material: Paper. Multicolored front and back printing. Description of the front: On the right, a portrait of HRH Elizabeth II. In the upper left corner is a jade head. Below, a medallion bas-relief of Thomas Potts visible on his tomb which was once located in St George's Caye. In the center, an underwater scene with a school of fish, the Belize coat of arms and a silver fish in the lower left corner. Series and numbering printed in red and black. Texts in English. On the right is the transparent element which, when held up to the light, forms HMS "Merlin", a battleship which fought in the Battle of St. George's Caye in 1798. Signature Combinations with Commissioners of the currency (Commissioners of Currency): Arnold / Alpuche / Flores. Back description: A collage of scenes from St. George’s Caye prior to 1931. On the left is one of the bathing kraals and on the right is one of the larger summer residences. In the centre is the tomb of Thomas Potts, a Senior Magistrate of the settlement, a contour of the caye dated 1764, and an old cannon used during the battle of St. George’s Caye. This caye was the first official settlement of the country of Belize.

Banknotes :Central Bank of Belize (1996)

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