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

Issuer 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 (79% Copper, 20% Zinc, 1% Nickel)
Weight 4.5359 g
Diameter 20.6 mm
Thickness 1.96 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1988
Number
N#
1574
References KM# 28.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 20
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Elizabeth II facing right

Script: Latin

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Reverse

Chinese value within beaded circle, date lower right

Scripts: Chinese, Latin

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

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham (Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited), United Kingdom (1850-2003)
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

Where to find the mint marks


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 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.32 $ 0.55 $ 0.79 $ 5.40 18%
1955  0.2% Proof
1956  3 110 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.41 $ 0.42 $ 0.53 $ 0.58 11%
1956  0.15% Proof
1956 H 4 448 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.53 5%
1956 KN 2 500 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.46 3%
1957 H 5 250 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.50 11%
1957 KN 2 800 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.33 7%
1958 H $ 0.19 $ 0.30 3%
1958 KN 10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.56 13%
1959 H 20 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.46 $ 0.74 $ 1.10 24%
1960  12 500 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.20 $ 0.32 $ 0.58 23%
1960  0.4% Proof
1960 H 10 000 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 7%
1961  20 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 $ 0.44 27%
1961  0.4% Proof
1961 H 5 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.53 $ 0.60 5%
1961 KN 5 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.43 4%
1963  27 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 21%
1963  0.3% Proof
1963 H 3 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.31 $ 0.32 8%
1963 KN $ 0.27 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 6%
1964  9 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.28 $ 0.48 $ 0.97 19%
1964 H 21 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.23 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.53 12%
1965  40 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 25%
1965 H 8 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 8%
1965 KN Photo $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.66 $ 1.40 $ 5.00 9%
1967  Photo 10 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.15 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 10%
1968 H 15 000 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 0.85 $ 2.00 12%

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge)
Heritage Auctions
2021 September 26 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61229
Lot 97198
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2021 1965 KN UNC USD 126.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; security edge)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36523
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1967 UNC USD 150.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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