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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; security edge

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1967
Value 5 Cents (0.05 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness 1.68 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1988
References KM# 29.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
仙 • 五
 港
FIVE CENTS 1967

Translation:
Hong Kong
Five Cents

Edge

Security edge

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Mintmark below "N" in "CENTS"; Differs from KM#29.2 and 29.3 in that this coin has a security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958 H 0.23 0.54
1958 H Proof
1960 
1960  Proof
1963  7,000,000 0.35 0.35
1963  Proof
1964 H
1965  18,000,000 0.54 0.54 0.99
1967  10,000,000 0.34 0.37 1.54

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