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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

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

© Monéphil

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1975
Value 50 Cents (0.5 HKD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 34, Schön# 21.2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

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

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1971 KN
1972  30,000,000 0.57 0.68
1973  36,800,000 0.64 0.40
1974  6,000,000
1975  8,000,000

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