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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; reeded edge

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1980
Value 5 Cents (0.05 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 29.3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned bust 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

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 Frequency
1958 H 5,000,000 7% KM# 29.2 - Error strike
1960  5,000,000 7% KM# 29.2- Error strike
1971 H 6,000,000 0.27 0.36 0.80 30% KM# 29.3
1971 KN 14,000,000 0.14 24% KM# 29.3
1972 H 14,000,000 0.32 0.65 34% KM# 29.3
1977  6,000,000 13% KM# 29.3
1978  10,000,000 0.37 19% KM# 29.3
1979  4,000,000 0.76 10% KM# 29.3
1980  50,000,000 3% KM# 29.3; not issued

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