50 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Country Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1988-1990
Value 50 Cents
0.50 HKD = 0.06 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5586
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References KM# 62
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Crowned bust facing right


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.


Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

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Hong Kong
Fifty Cents



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1988  25 000 3% Proof
1988  50 000 7% Uncirculated, from sets
1990  27 000 000 1.00 0.36 0.60 94%

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