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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 1955-1980
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 yes
References KM# 28, 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

Reeded or reeded 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)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  10,000,000 0.35 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1955  KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge) Proof
1956  3,110,000 0.47 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1956  KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge) Proof
1956  KM#28.2 (reeded but no security edge)
1956 H 4,448,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1956 KN 2,500,000 0.50 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1957 H 5,250,000 0.36 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1957 KN 2,800,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1958 H KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1958 KN 10,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1959 H 20,000,000 0.30 0.32 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1960  12,500,000 0.29 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1960  KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge) Proof
1960 H 10,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1961  20,000,000 0.58 0.16 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1961  KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge) Proof
1961 H 5,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1961 KN 5,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1963  27,000,000 0.46 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1963  KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge) Proof
1963  KM#28.2 (reeded but no security edge)
1963 H 3,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1963 KN KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1964  9,000,000 0.40 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1964 H 21,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1965  40,000,000 0.31 0.49 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1965 H 8,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1965 KN 0.20 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1967  10,000,000 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1968 H 15,000,000 0.58 KM# 28.1 (reeded security edge)
1971 H 22,000,000 0.29 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1972 KN 20,000,000 0.29 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1973  2,250,000 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1974  4,600,000 0.36 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1975  44,840,000 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1978  57,500,000 0.29 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1979  101,500,000 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge)
1980  24,000,000 KM# 28.3 (reeded but no security edge - rare)

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