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* [[Hong Kong 1901 5 cents|1901 5 cents]]
* [[Hong Kong 1939-KN 5 cents|1939-KN 5 cents]]
* [[Hong Kong 1950 5 cents|1950 5 cents]]
* [[Hong Kong 1950 5 cents|1950 5 cents]]
* [[Coins and currency dated 1941]]
* [[Coins and currency dated 1941]]

Latest revision as of 00:59, 18 November 2018

Heritage sale 3042, lot 30015
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30015 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 5 Cents 1941-KN AU58 PCGS, Kings Norton mint. Some remaining luster, with sharp definition and moderate handling marks. The 1941-KN 5 Cents, struck by the King's Norton Mint in Birmingham, were never released for circulation due to the takeover of Hong Kong by the Japanese in 1941." The Heaton mint also produced 777,000 five cent coins for Hong Kong in 1941 and actually shipped them but the ship was torpedoed before it could arrive at the colony. The other dates, 1938 and 1939, are common. British coinage for Hong Kong ceased in 1997 when the island was returned to China. The bust of King George VI appears on the obverse.

Recorded mintage: 1,075,000.

Specification: 2.6 g, nickel-brass, 16.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 22.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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