Description

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.

Obverse

Diademed head of Queen Victoria, neck bare, facing left.

The mint mark (if any) a small H, below the head.

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

VICTORIA QUEEN

Reverse

Chinese value "Five Cents" and country name "Hong Kong" within beaded circle, date lower right.

• HONG – KONG •
 香
仙 • 五
 港
FIVE CENTS 1897

Edge
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.800
Weight 1.3577 g
Diameter 15.53 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
Hong Kong Mint
Royal Mint

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