1 Mil, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1863
Minted by Royal Mint, London
At centre, line square around circular central hole dividing the date 1863; above, crown; below, VR; around, HONG - KONG ONE MIL
Four chinese characters about sides of line square around circular hole
The Mil, or 1/000th dollar, was introduced in 1863, struck at the Royal Mint, London. Three variations are recorded - the first has the Chinese character "Wen" to the left of the hole and HONG-KONG (1863-1865), the second has the "Wen" but HONG KONG (1865) and the third has the Chinese character "Ch'ien" to left of the hole and HONG-KONG (1866)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.939 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
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