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 2.59 g
Diameter 16.51 mm
Thickness 1.73 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1988
References KM# 29.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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

Mint

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958 H 5,000,000 0.16 0.55 1.09 15%
1958 H 1.3% Proof
1960  5,000,000 0.36 12%
1960  0.7% Proof
1963  7,000,000 0.13 0.31 0.28 0.97 22%
1963  0.7% Proof
1964 H 1.0%
1965  18,000,000 0.04 0.16 0.24 0.59 0.54 1.20 50%
1967  10,000,000 0.11 0.36 0.38 0.65 1.67 46%

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