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Proof Coin - 10 Cents, Hong Kong, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13025

Proof 10 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1887
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
It is probable that this coin was included in the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint's exhibit in the Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition,1888-89 (the exact date of it's arrival in Melbourne has not been found)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.717 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: 10 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen wearing an ornamental bodice facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
Reverse Description: At centre within beaded circle, four Chinese characters; around, . HONG-KONG . TEN CENTS 1887
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1887
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1887
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London
References: KM#6.3
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006
  2. [Book], Dr Joe Cribb - British Museum Coins and Medals, Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1987

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