1895 Colonial Hong Kong China 10 Cents Silver Coin, Queen Victoria

1895 Colonial Hong Kong China 10 Cents Silver Coin, Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Hong-Kong

Hong-Kong

1895 Silver 10 Cents


Weight: 2.8 grams Size: 17.8 mm Material: Silver .800

 

Obv: VICTORIA QUEEN Queen's head left.

Rev: HONG-KONG TEN CENTS, in Chinese 1895.

Edge: Reeded

 

Silver Hong Kong ten cents coin

The ten cent coin was first issued as a silver coin of 80% fineness in 1866. Before the Second World War the coin was first made of .800 purity silver, with a weight of 2.82 g, thickness of 1.1 mm and diameter of 17.50 mm with a reeded edge. The first ten-cent coin, issued in 1863, featured the portrait of Queen Victoria on its obverse and was minted until the year of her death, 1901. Her successor, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom then featured on the obverse from 1902 to 1905, despite reigning until 1910. In the early 1900