Hong Kong 1900-H cent
This specimen was lot 33220 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $240. The catalog description noted, "Victoria Cent 1900-H MS65 Red and Brown NGC. Satin luster is enhanced by a variety of blue shades gracing the surfaces." This type was struck 1863-1900 in substantial numbers but is not easy to find in nice condition. This subtype is listed for 1879-81, 1899-1900. Hong Kong was seized by the British from China in 1842 and held by them until its return in 1997. In Hong Kong, 100 cents = 1 dollar; sterling coinage was never used there.
Recorded mintage: 1,000,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 7.5 g, bronze, 27.6 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 4.3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Illustrated Catalog of Hong Kong Currency, Hong Kong: Mars Numismatic Co., 2012.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.