50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

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Features

Country Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-1980
Value 50 Cents
0.5 HKD = 0.06 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 915
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 41,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 25
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  60 001 000 0.09 0.30 0.24 0.38 0.47 0.82 0.95 57%
1978  70 000 000 0.13 0.15 0.18 0.26 0.33 38%
1979  60 640 000 0.25 0.24 0.36 0.45 0.58 0.68 37%
1980  120 000 000 0.26 0.15 0.45 0.59 0.88 0.58 38%

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