• 1 Mil 1863-1865, KM# 1, Hong Kong, Victoria
  • 1 Mil 1863-1865, KM# 1, Hong Kong, Victoria
Description

In 1863, 1 Mil (​1⁄10 Cent), 1 Cent and 10 Cent coins were introduced, followed in 1866 by 5 and 20 Cents, Half-Dollar and 1 Dollar. The 1 Mil and 1 Cent were struck in bronze, with the 1 Mil a holed coin. The remaining coins were struck in silver.

Victoria (1819–1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe". Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era and was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon

Obverse

Crowned monogram and lettering around, central hole dividing the date. Country name above, value and VR which stands for Victoria Regina (Queen).

HONG-KONG
18 63
VR
ONE MIL

Reverse

Four Chinese characters around a square: Hong (top), Wen (left), One (right), Kong (bottom).


文 一

Edge

1 Mil (1/10 Cent)

KM# 1
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 0.98 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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