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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1975 Hong Kong $2

    1975 Hong Kong $2

    One of the first scalloped coins I encountered. This is my entry for Day 8 “H” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!H = Hong Kong. This coin was also the #MysteryCoin at the end of my March 27 Newsletter. The newsletter comes out every fortnight featuring recent updates, news, highlights from others, and a…

  • 1897 Hong Kong 10 Cents

    1897 Hong Kong 10 Cents

    An elegant design from a turbulant time British Hong Kong Prior to the mid-19th century, the area currently known as Hong Kong was part of the Chinese Qing dynasty Depending on the history you read, the 1840-42 war between Britain and China was either over Britain smuggling opium into Chinese ports, or Chinese military threats…