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
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 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.