Trinidad and Tobago 1-CENT (KM25)
Trinidad and Tobago 1-CENT (KM25)

Trinidad and Tobago 1-CENT (KM25) Hummingbird

There are over 20 species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago, none of which are called "Balisier Hummingbird" which is what the Krause catalogue (and everyone else) calls the bird on this coin. The "balisier" part of the coin is the flower that the hummingbird is feeding on.

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago makes no reference to the specific species of hummingbird, and I suspect the coin is meant to represent all the different hummingbirds found on the islands.

This is the 'colonial' version of this coin, issued from 1974 to 1976, when it was replaced by the 'republic' version (KM29) with a modified obverse legend.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 17.8 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM25

Obverse Legend

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Reverse Legend

1 CENT

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