10 Cents, Issued by, Hong Kong, 1863
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned bust of the Queen wearing an ornamental bodice facing left; around, VICTORIA QUEEN
At centre within beaded circle, four Chinese characters; around, . HONG-KONG . TEN CENTS 1863
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.703 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.