Hong Kong 1896 10 cents
This specimen was lot 4236 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $57.50. The catalog description noted, "Hong Kong. 10 Cents, 1896. Victoria. NGC graded MS-63." This type was struck at the Royal Mint 1866-1901 and this date is listed as common in all grades. British coinage for Hong Kong ceased in 1997 when the island was returned to China.
Recorded mintage: 16,500,000.
Specification: 2.71 g, .800 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 6.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Illustrated Catalog of Hong Kong Currency, Hong Kong: Mars Numismatic Co., 2012.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.