Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1879
Minted by Royal Mint, London

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 1879

Edge Description



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.

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