Proof 20 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1879
Minted by Royal Mint, London
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 1879
Exhibited by the Sydney Mint at 1879 Sydney Exhibition, sold to Dr. Howat at the closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926, donated to collection in 1926.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.347 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.