50 Cents

50 Cents -  obverse50 Cents -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Ruling authority Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Special Administrative Region (1997-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 HKD = 0.06 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 4.86 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.81 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1578
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 68,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 52
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower (Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana) above the issuer name

Lettering:
香 港
HONG KONG

Translation:
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Engraver: Joseph Yam

Joseph YAM Chi-kwong (born 1948, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong statistician, economist and civil servant. He was the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's de facto central bank, holding the position for 16 years. He designed the first "Bauhinia" coins that replaced coins bearing the Queen's Head coins in Hong Kong starting 1993.

Reverse

Face value in numerals above the date, with the denomination in Latin at the bottom

Lettering:
伍 毫
50
2015
FIFTY CENTS

Translation:
Fifty Cents
50
2015
Fifty Cents

Engraver: Joseph Yam

Joseph YAM Chi-kwong (born 1948, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong statistician, economist and civil servant. He was the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's de facto central bank, holding the position for 16 years. He designed the first "Bauhinia" coins that replaced coins bearing the Queen's Head coins in Hong Kong starting 1993.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This coin was struck under the reign of Elizabeth II until the handover to China in 1997.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993  0.12 0.35 0.16 0.30 0.46 0.45 21%
1993  1.0% Proof
1994  0.10 0.17 0.22 0.36 31%
1995  0.13 0.30 0.36 12%
1997  0.12 0.11 0.27 0.27 0.50 0.97 35%
1998  0.13 0.12 0.19 0.26 0.30 0.97 55%
2015  0.09 0.16 0.33 0.33 10%
2017  1.8%

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