1 Dollar Special Administration Region

1 Dollar (Special Administration Region) -  obverse1 Dollar (Special Administration Region) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Period Special Administrative Region (1997-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1997
Value 1 Dollar (1 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5279
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 75
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Retrocession to China

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

A Unicorn, the Qi Lin (Kirin), a fabulous creature of good omen and the symbol of the illustrious offspring of virtuous rulers and wise administrators

Lettering:
壹 1 圓
19 97
ONE DOLLAR

Translation:
One Dollar
1997
One Dollar

Engraver: Lady Haddon-Cave

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  $ 1.28 $ 1.37 $ 1.49 $ 1.96 95%
1997  $ 2.93 7% Proof

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