Obverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND - Mature queen's portrait, facing right.
Reverse: 1990 * FIFTY CENTS * HONG KONG * - There are 4 Chinese characters within a Beaded circle around the rim.
Composition: Nickel & Brass
Measures: 22mm in diameter.
Long a haven for pirates and opium smugglers, Hong Kong was ceded by China to Great Britain in 1842 at the conclusion of the first Opium Wars.
In 1898, China leased Hong Kong to Great Britain for 99 years. On July 1st 1997, the former British colony reverted to the control of the Peoples Republic of China.
~ HONG KONG 1990 50 CENTS COIN KM62 22mm ASIA ~
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