5 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1893
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 1893
The 5 cents denomination was introduced in 1866 and struck at the Hong Kong mint until its closure in 1868. Thereafter the coins were struck in Britain, either at the Royal Mint, London or at Heaton & Sons, Birmingham.
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 24/5/1984
Type of item
1.32 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.