Proof 10 Cents, Issued by Hong Kong, 1887
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 1887
It is probable that this coin was included in the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint's exhibit in the Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition,1888-89 (the exact date of it's arrival in Melbourne has not been found)
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.717 g (Weight)
[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.