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Coin - 10 Cents, Hong Kong, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13015

Summary:
10 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1888
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The 10 cent denomination was introduced in 1863, struck at the Royal Mint, London until 1866. Between 1866 and 1868 the coins were struck at the Hong Kong mint but production returned to Britain after the closure of that mint to be shared betwee the Royal Mint and Hearton & Sons, Birmingham.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.722 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Hong Kong
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1888 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 1888
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1888
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1888
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#6.3
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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