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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
References KM# 28.1,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 20
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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 0.21 0.35 0.61 8.53 17%
1955  0.3% Proof
1956  3,110,000 0.50 0.53 11%
1956  0.2% Proof
1956 H 4,448,000 0.32 5%
1956 KN 2,500,000 0.50 3%
1957 H 5,250,000 0.36 0.29 10%
1957 KN 2,800,000 0.35 0.27 7%
1958 H 3%
1958 KN 10,000,000 0.27 0.27 1.79 13%
1959 H 20,000,000 0.11 0.29 0.35 0.47 23%
1960  12,500,000 0.21 0.37 0.50 1.60 3.24 23%
1960  0.6% Proof
1960 H 10,000,000 0.18 0.27 0.27 7%
1961  20,000,000 0.05 0.06 0.21 0.21 0.26 26%
1961  0.6% Proof
1961 H 5,000,000 0.27 0.58 5%
1961 KN 5,000,000 3%
1963  27,000,000 0.18 0.42 0.41 21%
1963  0.4% Proof
1963 H 3,000,000 0.22 0.58 0.54 7%
1963 KN 0.29 0.27 5%
1964  9,000,000 0.35 0.35 0.30 1.06 18%
1964 H 21,000,000 0.34 0.57 12%
1965  40,000,000 0.13 0.29 0.58 25%
1965 H 8,000,000 0.39 0.21 7%
1965 KN 0.25 9%
1967  10,000,000 0.58 0.27 141.53 10%
1968 H 15,000,000 0.19 0.56 12%

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