5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; reeded edge

Features

Issuer 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
Number N# 152635
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 29.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# 29.3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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

Mints

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

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


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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958 H 5 000 000 6% KM# 29.2 - Error strike
1960  5 000 000 6% KM# 29.2- Error strike
1971 H 6 000 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.46 $ 0.58 $ 0.70 32% KM# 29.3
1971 KN 14 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.31 $ 2.32 24% KM# 29.3
1972 H 14 000 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.59 $ 0.39 $ 0.87 34% KM# 29.3
1977  6 000 000 $ 0.46 $ 0.31 $ 1.07 14% KM# 29.3
1978  10 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.58 $ 0.14 $ 0.79 19% KM# 29.3
1979  4 000 000 $ 1.16 $ 1.07 10% KM# 29.3
1980  50 000 000 3% KM# 29.3; not issued

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