Hong Kong 1975 dollar
This specimen was lot 786 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "HONG KONG: Elizabeth II, 1952-1997, dollar, 1975, PCGS graded Specimen 64, ex King's Norton Mint Collection." The first dollar struck for the colony of Hong Kong was the trade dollar of 1866-68; after that, no more were made until 1960. This type was struck 1971-75 and is common in all grades. The size was reduced to 7.1 g in 1978.
Recorded mintage: 22,500,000.
Specification: 11.31 g, copper-nickel, 29.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-35.
- 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.