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Hong Kong. Edward VII (1901-1910). 50 Cents 1905
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Hong Kong. Edward VII (1901-1910). 50 Cents 1905

A silver 50 cents 1905 Hong Kong. KM 15. See photo's for your own impression. During the reign of King Edward VII, the coinage of Hong Kong underwent significant developments reflective of the colony's pivotal role in British trade and influence in East Asia. The primary unit of currency was the silver dollar, bearing the bust of King Edward VII on the obverse. These silver dollars were integral to commerce and trade within Hong Kong and the surrounding regions. Alongside the silver dollar, smaller denominations such as the half-dollar, twenty cents, ten cents, five cents, and one cent coins were minted to facilitate everyday transactions. These coins featured similar designs with King Edward VII's portrait and relevant inscriptions denoting their value and origin. The coinage of Hong Kong under Edward VII's reign not only served as a means of exchange but also symbolized the authority of the British Empire in the region. These coins circulated widely, supporting the burgeoning economy of the colony and solidifying its position as a key trading hub in the Far East. Today, these coins are treasured artifacts, offering glimpses into the economic and colonial history of Hong Kong during this era.

No. 81357923

No longer available
Hong Kong. Edward VII (1901-1910). 50 Cents 1905

Hong Kong. Edward VII (1901-1910). 50 Cents 1905

A silver 50 cents 1905 Hong Kong. KM 15.

See photo's for your own impression.

During the reign of King Edward VII, the coinage of Hong Kong underwent significant developments reflective of the colony's pivotal role in British trade and influence in East Asia. The primary unit of currency was the silver dollar, bearing the bust of King Edward VII on the obverse. These silver dollars were integral to commerce and trade within Hong Kong and the surrounding regions.

Alongside the silver dollar, smaller denominations such as the half-dollar, twenty cents, ten cents, five cents, and one cent coins were minted to facilitate everyday transactions. These coins featured similar designs with King Edward VII's portrait and relevant inscriptions denoting their value and origin.

The coinage of Hong Kong under Edward VII's reign not only served as a means of exchange but also symbolized the authority of the British Empire in the region. These coins circulated widely, supporting the burgeoning economy of the colony and solidifying its position as a key trading hub in the Far East. Today, these coins are treasured artifacts, offering glimpses into the economic and colonial history of Hong Kong during this era.

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