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Proof Coin - 10 Cents, Hong Kong, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13012

Summary:
Proof 10 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1879
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Exhibited by the Sydney Mint at 1879 Sydney Exhibition, sold to Dr. Howat at the closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926, donated to collection in 1926.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.705 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions sydney international 1879-1880, 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: 1879 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 1879
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hong Kong, China, 1879
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1879
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London
References: KM#6.3
Bibliography:
  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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