The Belize dollar is the official currency in Belize since 1978. Belize was a part of British Honduras where the Spanish Dollars circulated between 1765 and 1825. In 1885, a bronze coin 1 cent was introduced, followed by silver 5, 10, 25, and cents in 1894. Then, in 1973, British Honduras has renamed Belize. The government established the Monetary Authority of Belize as an official entity until 1982 when The Central Bank of Belize was created, and the first 1 dollar coin was introduced in 1990.
The 2 Dollar commemorative coin front design features the Coat of Arms of Belize. The reverse coin design has the HMS Merlin (a 10-gun sloop) supported by two Baymen gun and the denomination. This coin is part of the 1998 series and was minted in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of St. Georges Cayes 1798 – 1998. Its rim is fluted, and its color is gold.
Text: Two Dollar, 200th Anniversary of The Battle of St Georges Caye, 1798-1998, Belize, 2012, 2.