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Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45


Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45
Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45

Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45    Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45

Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45. Obverse: Diademed bust of Victoria to left, legend around. Reverse: Chinese characters within an ornamented design, date and legend around. A solid example of this scarce type coin.

The British colonial masters of Hong Kong believed it was important that a local mint was established that could strike British dollars, the specifications of which would be equal to the weight and purity of the readily-accepted Mexican silver dollar. The Hong Kong Mint opened for business on May 7th 1866. "A History of Currency in the British Colonies". Low exchanges and a mint charge of 2 per cent, resulted in its failure. Apparently, the coins were not accepted in trade on the Chinese mainland, unless they were discounted in value by 1%.

Chalmers recounts that (ironically) Chinese traders accepted Hong Kong dollars at the same rate as Mexican dollars, and further that the smaller denominations struck by the Hong Kong Mint. Were eagerly sought after at a substantial premium on their nominal value. Chalmers states that the total number of each denomination struck were as follows.

Total Output Hong Kong Mint (1866 1868). This particular example has a deep and vivid patina across both sides. The lack of detail in the high points of the portrait is not entirely due to wear, some weakness can also be seen in the outer section of scrollwork. It remains a strong example of one of Hong Kong's largest circulating coins. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Mauris tempor sit amet arcu eu aliquet. Sed condimentum justo et nisi molestie, eu rhoncus lorem elementum. The item "Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45" is in sale since Saturday, November 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Mixed Regions". The seller is "sterlingcurrencyau" and is located in Fremantle, WA.

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Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45    Hong Kong 1868 Silver Dollar KM#10 PCGS XF45