20 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1866
Minted by Hong Kong Mint
Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within a circle of dots, four chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . TWENTY CENTS 1866
The Hong Kong mint struck 5, 10 and 20 cent coins from a silver alloy .800 fine between 1866 and 1868. They are classed as token coins as their silver content was below their marked denomination value. They were legal tender only up to the value of $2.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.341 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., 22 Pages