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This series began in 1975 to celebrate the Queens Royal visit to Hong Kong and Asia, where she became the first British Monarch to visit the crown colony of Hong Kong and also the first to visit Japan. The coin was so popular that it was struck every year after until 1987.

Hong Kong, gold Proof $1000, 1980, Year of the Monkey, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND 1980, bust right, rev. 港香 HONG KONG $1000, monkey, 15.97g, AGW 0.4708 oz, with box and certificate.

Specification

Specification Value
Alloy 916.67 Fine Gold
Weight 15.97 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Elizabeth Haddon-Cave
Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
Specification Value
Quality Proof
Year 1980
Pure Metal Type Gold
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