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Coin - 20 Cents, Hong Kong, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13001

Summary:
20 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1867
Minted by Hong Kong Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The Hong Kong mint struck 5, 10 and 20 cent coins from a silver alloy .800 fine between 1866 and 1868. They are classed as token coins as their silver content was below their marked denomination value. They were legal tender only up to the value of $2.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.401 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1867 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of dots, four chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . TWENTY CENTS 1867
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1867
Mint: Hong Kong (Mint), Hong Kong, 1867
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#7
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  4. [Book], Dr Joe Cribb - British Museum Coins and Medals, Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1987, 22 Pages

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