Posted 11 months ago
This is a 1993 Hong Kong Mint Coin Set minted by the British Royal Mint in its original presentation folder. It contains seven coins with denominations from 10 Cents to 10 Dollars as described below:
(KM#'s are from the Krause & Mishler Standard Catalog of World Coins)
KM# 66 - 10 Cents - Brass plated Steel
KM# 67 - 20 Cents - Nickel-Brass (scalloped)
KM# 68 - 50 Cents - Brass plated Steel
KM# 69 - 1 Dollar - Nickel plated Steel **
KM# 64 - 2 Dollars - Copper-Nickel (scalloped)
KM# 65 - 5 Dollars - Copper-Nickel
KM# 70 - 10 Dollars - Copper-Nickel with Nickel-Brass center (bi-metal)
** The 1993 One Dollar was the only year this coin was minted in nickel-plated steel - later year issues were changed to a copper-nickel alloy.
-- 1993 was the first year the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was not shown on the obverse of Hong Kong coins, being replaced with the Bauhinia Flower, the official flower of Hong Kong since 1965. The reverse of all the coins depicts the year and denomination.
The KM identification number for the set is #MS 2 (mintage unknown).
-- On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.