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50 Cents

50 Cents -  obverse50 Cents -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2017
Value 50 Cents
0.5 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 ↑↑
References KM# 68,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 52
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower
Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana

Lettering:
香 港
HONG KONG

Translation: 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

Lettering:
伍 毫
50
2015
FIFTY CENTS

Translation: 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

Struck under reign of Elizabeth II until the handover to China in 1997

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993  0.09 0.18 0.18 0.32 0.40 20%
1993  1.1% Proof
1994  0.10 0.12 0.19 0.32 31%
1995  0.24 12%
1997  0.11 0.11 0.23 0.23 0.86 36%
1998  0.13 0.13 0.26 0.26 0.84 55%
2015  0.16 0.46 0.49 9%
2017  1.6%

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