1/2 Dollar, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1866
Minted by Hong Kong Mint

Obverse Description

Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around within a scroll border of key pattern, above, VICTORIA; below, QUEEN

Reverse Description

At centre a Chinese labyrinth pattern; around within individual compartments four chinese characters; around, HALF DOLLAR HONG KONG 1866; around all, a key pattern border

Edge Description



Struck at the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Mint. It was hoped that these coins would be adopted for circulation in China but this did not happen, although permission was granted for the coins to be used in payment of tax to China.

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