10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; security edge

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong (China)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1968
Value 10 Cents (0.10 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 20.57 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1988
Number N# 1574
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 28.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 20
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Elizabeth II 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 1965

Translation:
Hong Kong
Ten Cents

Edge

Security edge

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mints

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

Mintmark below "N" in "CENTS" or between "CENTS" and year; Differs from KM#28.2 and 28.3 in that this coin has a security edge
1958 KN Mintmark - K between "TEN" and "CENTS", N between "CENTS" and year.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  10 000 000 0.23 0.21 0.31 0.62 8.72 18%
1955  0.3% Proof
1956  3 110 000 0.19 0.51 0.54 11%
1956  0.2% Proof
1956 H 4 448 000 0.32 5%
1956 KN 2 500 000 0.54 3%
1957 H 5 250 000 0.37 0.30 10%
1957 KN 2 800 000 0.36 0.30 7%
1958 H 0.33 3%
1958 KN 10 000 000 0.30 0.30 1.51 13%
1959 H 20 000 000 0.12 0.31 0.33 0.48 24%
1960  12 500 000 0.21 0.36 0.51 5.97 3.31 23%
1960  0.6% Proof
1960 H 10 000 000 0.21 0.33 0.27 7%
1961  20 000 000 0.08 0.49 0.21 0.21 0.27 27%
1961  0.6% Proof
1961 H 5 000 000 0.30 0.60 5%
1961 KN 5 000 000 0.24 0.30 3%
1963  27 000 000 0.19 0.21 0.18 0.39 0.38 21%
1963  0.5% Proof
1963 H 3 000 000 0.24 0.60 0.60 8%
1963 KN 0.30 0.21 6%
1964  9 000 000 0.36 0.31 0.31 19%
1964 H 21 000 000 0.31 0.48 12%
1965  40 000 000 0.13 0.18 0.30 0.49 25%
1965 H 8 000 000 0.11 0.21 0.38 0.21 7%
1965 KN 0.31 9%
1967  10 000 000 0.48 144.64 10%
1968 H 15 000 000 0.19 0.57 0.57 0.60 5.13 12%

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