1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1975
Value 1 Dollar (1 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.664 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 January 1978
Number N# 7205
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 35,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 22.2
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 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

Standing crowned lion above date and value

Lettering:
HONG 香 KONG
圓 壹
1973
ONE 港 DOLLAR

Translation:
Hong Kong
One Dollar

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

H Mintmark below "LL" of "DOLLAR"; Differs from KM#31 in that this coin has no security edge.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971 H 8 000 000 $ 0.85 $ 0.94 19%
1972  20 000 000 $ 0.54 $ 1.07 $ 1.12 $ 1.27 33%
1973  8 125 000 $ 0.86 $ 0.86 $ 1.42 $ 1.42 $ 1.42 40%
1974  26 000 000 $ 0.56 $ 1.03 $ 2.04 $ 3.46 28%
1975  22 500 000 $ 1.06 $ 1.61 $ 3.01 $ 6.18 23%

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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97205
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1975 UNC USD 360.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 June 24 - 25 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3092
Lot 39425
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2021 1975 UNC The lot includes several items.

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