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Proof Coin - 5 Cents, Hong Kong, 1949 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13059

Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1949
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The King's title "Emperor of India" removed after the independence of India.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.609 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1949 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned head of George VI facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; artist's initials, PM, below neck
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of dots, four Chinese characters; around above, HONG-KONG; around below, . FIVE CENTS 1949 .
Edge Description: Milled with central security path
Shape: Round
Material: Nickel-Brass
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1949
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1949
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London
References: KM#26
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009
  2. [Book], Dr Joe Cribb - British Museum Coins and Medals, Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1987

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