10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; reeded edge

Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1980
Value 10 Cents (0.10 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.46 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1988
Number N# 152637
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 28.3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

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

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

H Mintmark below "N" in "CENTS"; KN Mintmark is split, with K between "N" in "TEN" and "C" in "CENTS". N between "S" in "CENTS" and "1" in "1972".

Differs from KM#28.1 in that this coin has no security edge

the 1980 issue was not put into circulation but instead used as decoration for Christmas trees around the territory. As such, most examples will be uncirculated but with residue on one side, usually the reverse. When being graded this is usually accounted for as a part of the history of the coin and therefore not marked as 'details - residue'.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956  $ 41 1.8% KM#28.2
1963  $ 1.57 $ 9.66 3% KM#28.2
1971 H 22 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.33 $ 0.45 $ 0.50 $ 0.60 $ 0.95 22% KM#28.3
1972 KN 20 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.48 $ 3.52 24% KM#28.3
1973  2 250 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.35 $ 0.50 14% KM#28.3
1974  4 600 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.34 $ 0.68 34% KM#28.3
1975  44 840 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.35 $ 0.46 $ 0.56 $ 0.74 31% KM#28.3
1978  57 500 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 1.51 33% KM#28.3
1979  101 500 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 38 25% KM#28.3
1980  24 000 000 2% KM#28.3; Few pieces were released for circulation in 1980, but large numbers have found their way onto the market in subsequent years. About 3,500 are known to exist.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97199
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1972 KN – KM#28.3 UNC USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
2021 April 11 Hong Kong Spring World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61204
Lot 99189
Internet Archive
Apr 4, 2021 1972 KN – KM#28.3 UNC USD 504.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36524
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1978 – KM#28.3 UNC USD 150.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36525
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1978 – KM#28.3 UNC USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97200
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1979 – KM#28.3 UNC USD 162.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; reeded edge)
Heritage Auctions
2021 April 11 Hong Kong Spring World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61204
Lot 99190
Internet Archive
Apr 4, 2021 1980 – KM#28.3; Few pieces were released for circulation in 1980, but large numbers have found their way onto the market in subsequent years. About 3,500 are known to exist. UNC The lot includes several items.

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