20 Cents

20 Cents - obverse20 Cents - reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Period Special Administrative Region (1997-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-1998
Value 20 Cents
0.20 HKD = USD 0.026
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1584
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 67
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower (Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana)

Lettering:
香 港
HONG KONG

Translation:
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Engraver: Joseph Yam Read more on Wikipedia

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, and the denomination in Latin at the bottom

Lettering:
貳 毫
20
1998
TWENTY CENTS

Translation:
Twenty Cents
20
1998
Twenty Cents

Engraver: Joseph Yam Read more on Wikipedia

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

Smooth

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

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  $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.65 17%
1993  0.7% Proof
1994  $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.39 25%
1995  $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 30%
1997  $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.39 $ 0.42 46%
1998  $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.17 $ 0.32 $ 0.37 $ 0.42 54%

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