Hong Kong Five Cent Cufflinks
The five cent or 斗令 (dao ling) is an integral part of Hong Kong’s history, and was in use from as early as 1866 right up to 1980. We have the complete collection of the Hong Kong five cents from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II.
The silver standard was the basis for the monetary system under Victoria, Edward VII and George V, and thus the five cents from these periods have a silver finesse (content) of 80%. The standard was discontinued in 1935 and under George VI, nickel was the metal used. Under Elizabeth II it was an alloy of nickel-brass.