20 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1991
Value 20 Cents
0.2 HKD = 0.026 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.34 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 59
  • 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.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle surrounded in English with the date in the lower right corner

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
毫 • 貳
 港
TWENTY CENTS 1991

Translation:
Hong Kong
Twenty Cents 1991

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  10,000,000 0.14 0.25 11%
1988  40,000 1.14 0.54 9.52 16%
1988  20,000 1.0% Proof
1989  17,000,000 0.11 0.30 25%
1990  0.36 0.08 0.55 0.48 28%
1991  131,000,000 0.27 0.27 0.30 0.50 61%

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