On the 3rd January 1984 St Helena issued its first set of coins consisting on 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 50p and £1 coins.  The reverse impressions were: £1 – Wideawake (Sooty Tern), 50p – Green Turtle, 10p – Arum Lily, 5p – Wirebird, 2p – Donkey and 1p – Yellow Fin Tuna.

In 1998 St Helena issued a smaller 5p and 10p coin along with a new loped sided 20p coin.  The reverse impressions were: 20p – The St Helena ebony flower, 10p – a pair of Dolphins, 5p – Jonathan the giant tortoise.

In 2002 to mark the 500th anniversary of the discovery of St Helena, a £2 coin with the reverse impression depicting the St Helena Coat of Arms was issued.

In 2004 the first complete set of circulation coins dated 2003 was issued by the Currency Commissioners, this included a new bi metallic £2 coin depicting on the reverse the St Helena Coat of Arms. 

The obverse impression of all of the coins bear the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen with the circumscribing inscription “QUEEN ELIZABETH II ST. HELENA AND ASCENSION and the date at which the coins were issued.

The specifications of each coin can be see by clicking on each coin individually.


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