Hong Kong 1979 1 dollar

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from the Yuan Collection
from the Yuan Collection

This type was struck at the Royal Mint 1978-80 and this date is listed as common in all grades. British coinage for Hong Kong ceased in 1997 when the island was returned to China. The bust of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.

Recorded mintage: 104,908,000.

Specification: 7.1 g, copper-nickel, 25.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 43.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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