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 1971-1975
Value 50 Cents (0.5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 34,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 21.2
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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 1972

Translation:
Hong Kong
Fifty Cents

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Mintmark below EN of CENTS; Differs from KM#30 in that this coin has no security edge.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971 KN 1.21 0.59 20%
1972  30,000,000 0.73 0.68 0.32 52%
1973  36,800,000 0.73 0.51 2.42 50%
1974  6,000,000 4%
1975  8,000,000 4%

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