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50 Cents - George VI

50 Cents - George VI -  obverse50 Cents - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1951
Value 50 Cents (0.5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.85 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 27,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 18
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Crowned bust facing left

Lettering: KING GEORGE THE SIXTH

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

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

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
毫 • 伍
 港
FIFTY CENTS 1951

Translation:
Hong Kong
Fifty Cents

Edge

Security edge

50 Cents - George VI -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  15,000,000 0.68 1.26 1.65 2.36 96% KM#27.1 (reeded with security edge)
1951  1.0% KM#27.1 (reeded with security edge) Proof
1951  4% KM#27.2 (reeded but no security edge)

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