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 pair, gold $1000, 1975, Royal Visit, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, younger bust right, rev. arms with supporters, Royal Visit 1975 $1000, with Chinese characters, 15.97g, AGW 0.4708 oz, in NGC holder graded MS 63; together with gold planchet for Hong Kong $1000, 16.1g, in NGC holder labelled MINT ERROR. 32.07g in total.
|Alloy||916.67 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Leslie Durbin, Elizabeth Haddon-Cave|
|Obverse Designer||Arnold Machin|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|