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Coin - 1 Dollar, Hong Kong, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12981

Summary:
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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 26.662 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), McArthur Bequest, 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
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: KM#10
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, 34 Pages

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