Unique 1979 40th Hong Kong Birthday gift ideas | 1979 Queen Elizabeth II Hong Kong coins

Posted on 04 April 2019

40th Hong Kong Birthday gift ideas – Why not check out our selection of 1979 Queen Elizabeth II Hong Kong Coins?

The World in 1979

After spending hours trawling through the history books, it is evident that 1979 was a fantastic year to be born.

The UK elected the first ever female Prime Minister, The Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher, who was to become Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century.

Michael Jackson embarked on what was to become a very lucrative solo career releasing his first solo Album, Off the Wall (think Don’t stop til you get enough).

Sony released the iconic Walkman which although a little chunky when compared to an iPhone today, still set you back a whopping $200 US for the trendsetters eager to listen to their favorite album on the go.

1979 in Hong Kong

Finally, back here at home in Hong Kong, The British Governor of Hong Kong at the time, Murray MacLehose, ventured north of the boarder to make his first official visit to China and met with the former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to start discussing Hong Kong’s future after 1997.

Hong Kong 1979 Coins

Hong Kong Elizabeth II 1979 Copper-Nickel 5 Dollars PCGS MS 64

Check out our selection of 1979 Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth II Hong Kong coins HERE. 1979 even has the old shaped $5 which is not too dissimilar from the British 50p coin from the same era. We also have a smart selection of display cases and stands which can  be ordered HERE


 Happy Exploring!

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