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Coin - 5 Cents, Hong Kong, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26775

5 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1893
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The 5 cents denomination was introduced in 1866 and struck at the Hong Kong mint until its closure in 1868. Thereafter the coins were struck in Britain, either at the Royal Mint, London or at Heaton & Sons, Birmingham.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 1.32 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), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1893 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: At centre, within a circle of dots, four Chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . FIVE CENTS 1893
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1893
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1893
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#5
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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