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97 Hong Kong Brilliant Uncirculated coin set

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority have issued a set of seven coins. This set of "Brilliant Uncirculated Coins" are newly struck and carefully selected by the British Royal Mint and sealed in this Protective Jacket. There is a booklet cover well packed the coins. 

Buyer pays $6 for shipping for registered air mail. 

 Original Issuing price : HK$160.00 (about USD21)

Coins booklet

 Booklet cover

 

Close shot for the faces of the coins

Obverse : Each of the seven coins bears the standard Bauhinia design with "Hong Kong" in both Chinese and English

Reverse : The denominations are struck in Chinese, English and Arabic numerals. The year of issue is positioned on the left and right, with a special commemorative design in the centre.

Ten dollars $10 : A bridge symbol of transition. (The resumption of sovereignty).

Five dollars $5 : A rounded version of the character shou meaning longevity is surrounded by the five bats-harbingers of the Five Blessings or Five Happinesses namely: long life, wealth, health, love of virtue and death coming only after achieving one's destiny.

Two dollars $2 : The He He brothers, the Harmonious pair, born of different fathers, who, after much discord lasting seven generations, concluded that co-operation was more profitable was more profitable and conducive to happiness and so they symbolize agreement and harmony.

One dollar $1 : A Unicorn, the Qi Lin, a fabulous creature of good omen and the symbol of the illustrious offspring of virtuous rulers and wise administrators.

Fifty cents 50C : 1997, the year of Ox, a sacred and powerful animal which signifles the coming of Spring and a new beginning.

Twenty cents 20C : Two butterfly kites, with their tails knotted together, the butterfly being the symbol of joy and conjugal felicity.

Ten cents 10C : A traditional Chinese sailing junk, with a high poop, overhanging stern and three masts, sailing on a calm sea with a following wind.

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