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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1980
Value 10 Cents (0.10 HKD)
Composition Nickel-brass
Weight 4.46 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1988
References KM# 28.3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Lettering:
• HONG – KONG •
 香
毫 • 一
 港
TEN CENTS 1975

Translation:
Hong Kong
Ten Cents

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Mintmark below "N" in "CENTS"; Differs from KM#28.1 in that this coin has no security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  KM#28.2
1963  KM#28.2
1971 H 22,000,000 0.49 KM#28.3
1972 KN 20,000,000 0.31 0.29 KM#28.3
1973  2,250,000 0.37 KM#28.3
1974  4,600,000 0.39 KM#28.3
1975  44,840,000 0.47 0.72 KM#28.3
1978  57,500,000 0.47 0.14 1.03 KM#28.3
1979  101,500,000 0.55 0.34 0.31 KM#28.3
1980  24,000,000 KM#28.3; not issued

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