Hong Kong Dollars
A colony of Great Britain, Hong Kong relied primarily on foreign currency since in its establishment in 1841. The Hong Kong Dollar remains in circulation today, though the country is a special administrative region of China. Below is a selection of commemorative, gold Hong Kong Dollar’s celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Below are a further selection of limited and rare Chinese / Hong Kong coins that we currently have in stock.
Following the end of the First Opium War in 1842 Hong Kong was formally ceded to the United Kingdom in the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The colony continued until 1997 when the entire territory was returned to China. Hong Kong still maintains a separate government from mainland China and the people identify as Hongkongers rather than as Chinese.
A Hong Kong Mint existed for only two years - 1866 to 1868, with poor reception to the coins produced, and debasement of silver coins resulting in huge losses and its subsequent closure.
The commemorative Lunar New Year coins were produced by The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom and were released yearly between 1976-86, along with a select few Royal Visit and Proof Coins in later years.
If you are looking for a particular item or have further questions, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0121 634 8060 or submit your question on the contact form, where they shall be able to assist you.
You may be also be interested in:
- The Royal Mint Lunar Series (Gold)
- The Perth Mint Australian Lunar Series (Gold)
- Chinese Pandas (Gold)
We also buy Chinese/ Hong Kong Gold Coins of any age or denomination at very competitive rates - Please telephone 0121 634 8060 for a quote.