5 Cents - George VI

5 Cents - George VI - obverse5 Cents - George VI - reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1950
Value 5 Cents (0.05 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass (79% copper, 20% zinc, 1% nickel)
Weight 2.5920 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1988
Number
N#
4053
References KM# 26,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 16
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust facing left

Script: Latin

Lettering: KING GEORGE THE SIXTH

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Read more on Wikipedia

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Scripts: Chinese, Latin

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
仙 • 五
 港
FIVE CENTS 1950

Translation:
Hong Kong
5 Cents

Edge

Security edge

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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1949  15 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.25 $ 0.37 $ 0.54 $ 0.76 $ 1.10 77%
1949  0.6% Proof
1950  20 400 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.17 $ 0.35 $ 0.89 $ 1.10 40%
1950  0.7% Proof

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