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Specimen Coin - 1 Mil, Hong Kong, 1865 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13085

Summary:
1 Mil, Issued by Hong Kong, 1865
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Exhibited by the Sydney Mint at 1879 Sydney Exhibition, sold to Dr. Howat at the closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.002 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, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
DateEra: 1865 AD
Denomination: 1 Mil
Obverse Description: At centre, line square around circular central hole dividing the date 1865; above, crown; below, VR; around, HONG - KONG ONE MIL
Reverse Description: Four Chinese characters about sides of line square around circular hole, character to left of square the Chinese "Wen"
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round/holed
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1865
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1865
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London
References: KM#2
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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