British Honduras 5 Cents 1942-1945 Rarities in Uncirculated
An unloved and not widely known series are the World War II era British Honduras minors, especially the nickel brass five cent coins. Not many were issued and evidently most of these Royal mint produced coins were paid out and actually used in commerce.
As most probably know British Honduras is now the British Commonwealth country of Belize and is located on the Caribbean coast of Central America next to Guatemala so naturally has a steamy tropical climate that is not kind to the original surfaces of these nickel brass coins, and this surface is rapidly degraded of colour and with corrosive changes endemic on these coins and making nice uncirculated coins very difficult to locate.
After some years of challenge I was able to assemble a set of one each of the coins 1942-1945. A famed recent collector Richard Stuart did not manage this and the complete set not in the Arielle collections sold at the London auctions of the Arielle collection.
Well here they are with the usual apologies of iPhone 11 photography that does not do the coins credit:
Well, just Love coins, period.