Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1949
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned head of George VI facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; artist's initials, PM, below neck
At centre within a circle of dots, four Chinese characters; around above, HONG-KONG; around below, . FIVE CENTS 1949 .
Milled with central security path
The King's title "Emperor of India" removed after the independence of India.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
2.57 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.
[Book] Cribb, Joe. 1987. Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection.