Pattern 10 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1862
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

At centre within laurel wreath, TEN / CENTS; above, HONG - KONG ; below, 1862

Reverse Description

Four Chinese characters around a central line circle

Edge Description



This pattern was based on a drawing sent by the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Hercules Robinson, in 1861. The denomination in Chinese is given as one tenth (of a dollar) rather than 10 cents. The original document is illustrated in Money in the Bank p. 24. This piece was exhibited by the Melbourne Mint at bothe the 1880 and 1888 International Exhibitions.

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