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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1980
Value 5 Cents (0.05 HKD)
Composition Nickel-brass
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness 1.68 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1988
References KM# 29.2, KM# 29.3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
仙 • 五
 港
FIVE CENTS 1972

Translation:
Hong Kong
Five Cents

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Mintmark below "N" in "CENTS"; Differs from KM#29.1 in that this coin has no security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958 H 5,000,000 KM# 29.2
1960  5,000,000 KM# 29.2
1971 H 6,000,000 0.33 0.30 0.96 KM# 29.3
1971 KN 14,000,000 0.14 KM# 29.3
1972 H 14,000,000 0.13 1.01 KM# 29.3
1977  6,000,000 KM# 29.3
1978  10,000,000 0.38 KM# 29.3
1979  4,000,000 0.78 KM# 29.3
1980  50,000,000 KM# 29.3; not issued

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