Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1888
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 1888
Probably exhibited at the Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition, 1888-1889 (exact date of arrival in Melbourne not known but it was requested from the Royal Mint for inclusion)
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.36 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.