Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1879
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 1879
From the Sydney Mint collection, exhibited at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879-1880
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.313 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.