1 Dollar

1 Dollar -  obverse1 Dollar -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Ruling authority Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Special Administrative Region (1997-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2019
Value 1 Dollar
1 HKD = 0.13 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.90 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2118
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 69a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 53a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower (Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana) above the issuer name

Lettering:
香 港
HONG KONG

Translation:
Hong Kong
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

The denomination in numerals above the date, and the denomination in Latin at the bottom

Lettering:
壹 圓
1
1998
ONE DOLLAR

Translation:
One Dollar
1
1998
One Dollar

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

This coin differs from KM# 69 since it is not nickel-plated with steel and therefore not magnetic.
This coin was struck under the reign of Elizabeth II until the handover to China in 1997.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  0.29 0.59 0.42 1.00 0.99 39%
1995  0.13 0.59 0.43 0.53 22%
1996  0.14 0.69 0.83 13%
1997  0.20 0.14 0.27 0.99 36%
1998  0.15 0.34 0.35 0.68 1.06 49%
2013  0.12 0.45 1.17 7%
2015  0.23 0.15 0.21 0.15 1.06 9%
2017  0.53 3%
2019  0.20%

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