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Coin - 20 Cents, Hong Kong, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13002

20 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1873
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The 20 cent denomination was introduced in 1866 and was struck at the Hong Kong Mint until its closure in 1868. From 1972 the coins were struck in Britain either at the Royal Mint, London or at Heaton & Sons, Birmingham. They wer legal tender up to $2.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.428 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1873 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 1873
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1873
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1873
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#7
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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