Hong Kong 1 DOLLAR (KM75)
Hong Kong 1 DOLLAR (KM75)

Hong Kong 1 DOLLAR (KM75) Qilin

The Qilin is a mythical creature said to appear at the birth or death of an illustrious ruler or sage. The creature is sometimes called the "Chinese Unicorn" (qilin being translated as "unicorn"), however, the Qilin has been depicted with two horns, as well as a single horn, and there are several types on unicorn in Chinese mythology.

You can view many depictions of the qilin here.

This coin was minted in 1997 only, and commemorates Hong Kong's retrocession to China. I believe this coin circulated, or at least was in a position to circulate (at the time, dollar coins were in regular circulation in Hong Kong).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25.5 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM75

Obverse Legend

HONG KONG

Reverse Legend

1 ONE DOLLAR 1997

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