20 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1874 H
Minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham
Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN; the mint mark,a small H, below head
At centre within a circle of dots, four chinese characters; around, . HONG - KONG . TWENTY CENTS 1874
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 Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.392 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.