5 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1891
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 1891
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 Fong Foundation, 14 Feb 1978
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.305 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.