20 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1873
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 1873
The 20 cent denomination was introduced in 1866 and was struck at the Hong Kong Mint until its closure in 1868. From 1972 the coins were struck in Britain either at the Royal Mint, London or at Heaton & Sons, Birmingham. They wer legal tender up to $2.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.428 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.