Hong Kong, 50 cents, 1961

The first pull today is my first repeat, the UK 10 pence that was featured on January 8th. The second coin is….

Hong Kong, 50 cents, 1961 (KM #30)


Remember that security edge I was talking about three days ago? Well, this coin has it:

The British issued coins for Hong Kong starting in the 1860s, and kept doing so until retrocession to China in 1997. The mintage on this particular coin is a low 6 milllion, and the coin is worth about 6.5 cents USD. This is the oldest coin I’ve pulled out of the bag so far.

Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.8500 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Engraver C. Thomas (obverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment

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