Hong Kong coins catalog

 

Previous - British Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR) (since 1997)

Hong Kong Dollar=100 cents

coin Hong Kong 10 dollars 1997
10 dollars 1997

bi-metallic - brass-nickel/copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
10 / TEN DOLLARS / 1997 / Tsing Ma Bridge
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 10-20 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 5 dollars 1998
5 dollars 1998 (1993- )

copper-nickel
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
5 1998 / FIVE DOLLARS
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 5 dollars 1997
5 dollars 1997

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
5 / 1997 / FIVE DOLLARS / Shou character (Good Luck signs)
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 4-6 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 2 dollars 1998
2 dollars 1998 (1993- )

copper-nickel
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
2 / 1998 / TWO DOLLARS
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 2 dollars 1997
2 dollars 1997

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
2 / 1997 / TWO DOLLARS / He He brothers (symbol of harmony)
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 1 dollar 1998
1 dollar 1998 (1993- )

copper-nickel
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
1 1998 / ONE DOLLAR
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 1 dollar 1997
1 dollar 1997

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
1 / 1997 / ONE DOLLAR / Chinese unicorn
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 50 cents 2015
50 cents 2015 (1993- )

brass plated steel
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
50 / 2015 / FIFTY CENTS
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 50 cents 1997
50 cents 1997

brass
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
50 / 1997 / FIFTY CENTS / Ox
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 20 cents 1998
20 cents 1998 (1993- )

nickel-brass
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
20 / 1998 / TWENTY CENTS
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 20 cents 1997
20 cents 1997

nickel-brass
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
20 / 1997 / TWENTY CENTS / Butterfly kites
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin Hong Kong 10 cents 1998
10 cents 1998 (1993- )

brass plated steel
type the same as previous (1993-1997)
10 / 1998 / TEN CENTS
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Hong Kong 10 cents 1997
10 cents 1997

brass plated steel
commemorative coin
Returning of Hong Kong
10 / 1997 / TEN CENTS / Sailing junk
HONG KONG / Bauhinia flower
Value - ~1 USD

 

 

HK$1 1993 Bauhinia coins

Bauhinia flower was found by the seaside of Pokfulam in Hong Kong by a franco-father in 1908. For the memory of the Hong Kong Governor (1898 to 1903) Sir Henry Blake, blakeana was used as the name of the flower. Bauhinia was officially approved as the flower of Hong Kong in 1965.
In 1993, a series of coins featuring a Bauhinia flower on the obverse was introduced to the Hong Kong market. Among that series of coins, the new Hong Kong cupro-nickel $1 coins have not been well received by the public because its token-like color and its simple design compared with the Queen's Head coins.
But now, they are all disappeared in the market. I suspect not many people are aware of this. Do you know why they are all disappeared?

This first bauhinia flower copper-nickel coin was struck at the British Royal Mint. Its appearance completely does not like a genuine legal tender, it looks like a token or a toy. As I know that this type of coin is magnetic. This may be due to the nickel content is too much. Thus the coin is not suitable for use in vending machines and coin phones. I think this is the main reason why Hong Kong Government withdrew all the 1993 bauhinia flower copper-nickel HK$1 coin and scrapped them after circulation for a few months only. Hong Kong Government re-issued new non-magnetic coins to replace them in 1994. Thus the coins are only available in small quantities. Now, I think you still have chance to get it in Hong Kong, don't give up.