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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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 18
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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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1951  15,000,000 0.72 1.21 1.61 KM#27.1 (reeded with security edge)
1951  KM#27.1 (reeded with security edge) Proof
1951  KM#27.2 (reeded but no security edge)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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