Pattern 10 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1862
Minted by Royal Mint, London
At centre within laurel wreath, TEN / CENTS; above, HONG - KONG ; below, 1862
Four Chinese characters around a central line circle
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.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.646 g (Weight)
Hocking 3353 KM#Pn55
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Cribb, Joe. 1987. Money in the Bank, The Hongkong Bank Money Collection.