50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) - obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-1980
Value 50 Cents
0.5 HKD = USD 0.06
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 915
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 41,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 25
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Arnold Machin Read more on Wikipedia

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Lettering:
* HONG – KONG *
 香
毫 • 伍
 港
FIFTY CENTS 1980

Translation:
Hong Kong
Fifty Cents

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  60 001 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.35 $ 0.42 $ 0.74 $ 0.84 57%
1978  70 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.26 $ 0.30 $ 0.31 $ 0.54 38%
1979  60 640 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.32 $ 0.40 $ 0.51 $ 0.64 37%
1980  120 000 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.37 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 38%

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Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97203
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1977 UNC USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97204
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1978 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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