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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,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 21.1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

Chinese value within beaded circle, dated lower right, and the mintmark between the EN of CENTS

Lettering:
*HONG – KONG*
 香
毫 • 伍
 港
FIFTY CENTS 1960

Translation:
Hong Kong
Fifty Cents

Edge

Security edge (different from KM#34 with a reeded edge)

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

© ZacUK

Mints

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958 H 4,000,000 0.57 1.04 15% KM# 30.1
1958 H 1.1% KM# 30.2 (reeded without security edge)
1960  4,000,000 1.09 1.19 15% KM# 30.1
1960  0.5% KM# 30.1 Proof
1961  6,000,000 0.28 0.99 1.04 20% KM# 30.1
1961  0.3% KM# 30.1 Proof
1963 H 10,000,000 0.88 1.20 27% KM# 30.1
1964  5,000,000 0.42 1.08 15% KM# 30.1
1965 KN 8,000,000 0.55 1.04 19% KM# 30.1
1966  5,000,000 0.76 10% KM# 30.1
1967  12,000,000 1.19 1.07 22% KM# 30.1
1968 H 12,000,000 0.91 1.04 20% KM# 30.1
1970 H 4,600,000 1.19 1.08 8% KM# 30.1

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