Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1879
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Diademed head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of dots four Chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . FIVE CENTS 1879
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
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.317 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.