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Coin - 1 Dollar, Hong Kong, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12984

1 Dollar, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1867
Minted by Hong Kong Mint
Statement Of Significance:
Struck at the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Mint. It was hoped that these coins would be adopted for circulation in China but this did not happen, although permission was granted for the coins to be used in payment of tax to China.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 26.964 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, china coin, british commonwealth and empire coins, coin thuo dolars, reg. no nu 12984
Themes this item is part of: Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1867 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around within a scroll border of key pattern, above, VICTORIA; below, QUEEN
Reverse Description: At centre a Chinese labyrinth pattern; around within individual compartments four chinese characters; around, ONE DOLLAR HONG KONG 1867; around all, a key pattern border
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
Artist: Mr William Theed

Produced a portrait medallion of Queen Victoria from a personal sitting which was adapted by L.C. Wyon to form the obverse of the Hong Kong mint silver dollar and 1/2 dollar
Artist: Owen Jones

Developed the Chinese labyrinth design for the reverse of the silver dollar and 1/2 dollar of the Hong Kong Mint (1866 - 1868), the dies were cut by Leonard Charles Wyon
References: KM#10
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Book], Dr Joe Cribb - British Museum Coins and Medals, Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1987, 34 Pages

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