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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1970
Value 50 Cents (0.5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.8500 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.82 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 30,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 21.1
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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
毫 • 伍
 港
FIFTY CENTS 1960

Translation:
Hong Kong
Fifty Cents

Edge

Security edge

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

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Comments

Mintmark below EN of CENTS; Differs from KM#34 in that this coin has the security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958 H 4,000,000 0.51 KM# 30.1
1958 H KM# 30.2 (reeded without security edge)
1960  4,000,000 0.83 KM# 30.1
1960  KM# 30.1 Proof
1961  6,000,000 0.92 0.92 KM# 30.1
1961  KM# 30.1 Proof
1963 H 10,000,000 0.83 1.26 KM# 30.1
1964  5,000,000 0.99 KM# 30.1
1965 KN 8,000,000 1.11 1.36 KM# 30.1
1966  5,000,000 0.58 KM# 30.1
1967  12,000,000 1.01 1.01 KM# 30.1
1968 H 12,000,000 0.88 0.88 KM# 30.1
1970 H 4,600,000 0.90 KM# 30.1

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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