Hong Kong 1939-KN 5 cents
This specimen was lot 783 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "HONG KONG: George VI, 1937-1952, 5 cents, 1939-KN, PCGS graded Specimen 64, ex King's Norton Mint Collection." The Heaton mint also produced 3,090,000 five cent coins for Hong Kong in 1939. The 1941 issues are famous rarities. 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: 4,710,000 plus 3,090,000 from Heaton.
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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.