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10 Dollars

10 Dollars -  obverse 10 Dollars -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-1996
Value 10 Dollars
10 HKD = 1.27 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel-brass center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 11 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 70,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 56
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower
Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana

Lettering:
香 港
HONG KONG

Translation: Hong Kong

Engraver: Joseph Yam

Joseph YAM Chi-kwong (born 1948, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong statistician, economist and civil servant. He was the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's de facto central bank, holding the position for 16 years. He designed the first "Bauhinia" coins that replaced coins bearing the Queen's Head coins in Hong Kong starting 1993.

Reverse

Face value

Lettering:
拾 圓
10
1994
TEN DOLLARS

Translation: Ten Dollars

Engraver: Joseph Yam

Joseph YAM Chi-kwong (born 1948, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong statistician, economist and civil servant. He was the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's de facto central bank, holding the position for 16 years. He designed the first "Bauhinia" coins that replaced coins bearing the Queen's Head coins in Hong Kong starting 1993.

Edge

Segmented in 4 smooth and 4 reeded parts

10 Dollars

© Cyrillius

Comments

1996 coins were not released for circulation immediately. Instead, they were kept until 2014 to be released

Struck under reign of Elizabeth II until the handover to China in 1997

1993 coins are rare as they were not intended to circulate, and were only minted in presentation sets

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1993 
1993  30,000 Proof
1994  1.32 1.50 1.26
1995  1.16 1.10 1.38 2.42 4.19
1996  0.94 Minted at Llantrisant

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