1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1960-1970
Value 1 Dollar (1 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.7 g
Diameter 29.8 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-1978
References KM# 31,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 22.1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Standing crowned lion above date and value

Lettering:
HONG 香 KONG
圓 壹
1960
ONE 港 DOLLAR
KN

Translation:
Hong Kong
One Dollar
1960
One Dollar
KN

Edge

Security edge

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

Mintmark below "LL" of "DOLLAR"; Differs from KM#35 in that this coin has the security edge

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960 H 40,000,000 0.13 0.40 0.85 0.86 1.63 4.00 5.34 75% KM#31.1 (Security edge)
1960 H 0.9% KM#31.1 (Security edge) Proof
1960 H 5% KM#31.2 (reeded without security edge)
1960 KN 40,000,000 0.28 0.60 1.81 2.87 6.05 25% KM#31.1 (Security edge)
1970 H 15,000,000 0.68 1.13 2.49 20% KM#31.1 (Security edge)

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