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10 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Common coin
Years 1955-1968
Value 10 Cents (0.10 HKD)
Metal Nickel-brass
Weight 4.46 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1988
References KM# 28.1, Schön# 20
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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 1965

Translation:
Hong Kong
Ten Cents

Edge

Security edge

10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)

© ZacUK

Comments

If there is a Mintmark, it is:
H after S of CENTS, or
H below N of CENTS, or
K after N of TEN and N after S of CENTS  (this is correct for my 1965 KN; but my 1957 KN shows both letters after the S of CENTS)

Differs from KM#28.2 and 28.3 in that this coin has the security edge.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  10,000,000 0.66
1955  Proof
1956  3,110,000 0.51
1956  Proof
1956 H 4,448,000
1956 KN 2,500,000 0.47
1957 H 5,250,000 0.49
1957 KN 2,800,000 0.27
1958 H
1958 KN 10,000,000 0.56
1959 H 20,000,000 0.29 0.28
1960  12,500,000 0.36
1960  Proof
1960 H 10,000,000 0.55
1961  20,000,000 0.56 0.18
1961  Proof
1961 H 5,000,000
1961 KN 5,000,000
1963  27,000,000 0.45
1963  Proof
1963 H 3,000,000
1963 KN
1964  9,000,000 0.40
1964 H 21,000,000
1965  40,000,000 0.38 0.31
1965 H 8,000,000
1965 KN 0.20
1967  10,000,000 0.47
1968 H 15,000,000 0.56

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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