Proof 20 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1887
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of dots, four Chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . TWENTY CENTS 1887
Supplied to the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint for inclusion in it's exhibit at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. The piece was retained and used again for the 1888 Exhibition
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.421 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Cribb, Joe. 1987. Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection.