2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1992
Value 2 Dollars
2 HKD = USD 0.26
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.03 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2554
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 60,
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# 45
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust 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

Standing crowned lion above date and value

Lettering:
HONG 香 KONG
圓 貳
1990
TWO 港 DOLLARS

Translation:
Hong Kong
Two Dollars

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  10 002 000 $ 0.57 16%
1986  15 000 000 $ 0.42 $ 0.85 $ 0.70 21%
1987  $ 0.34 $ 2.08 8%
1988  5 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.88 $ 2.26 34%
1988  20 000 1.3% Proof
1989  33 000 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.85 29%
1990  $ 0.55 $ 0.50 $ 0.91 28%
1992  4 370 000 1.7%

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