Hong Kong ten-dollar coin

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Ten dollars
Hong Kong
Value 10.00 HKD
Mass 11 g
Diameter 24mm outer rim, inner rim 15.6 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Edge intermited milled
Composition Copper-Nickel ring and Nickel-brass plug
Years of minting 1993 (proof) 1994-1997
Catalog number -
Obverse
HKD 10 Dollar Front.jpg
Design Bauhinia
Designer Joseph Yam
Design date 1992
Reverse
HKD 10 Dollar.jpg
Design 10 with value in English and Chinese
Designer Joseph Yam
Design date 1992

The ten-dollar coin is the highest-valued circulating coin issued in Hong Kong.

It circulates alongside the ten dollar banknote. It was first issued for circulation in 1994 to replace the $10 note, but the coin was not minted after 1997 and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority chose instead to reissue banknotes in 2002. A commemorative issue featuring the Tsing Ma Bridge was released in 1997 for the handover of Hong Kong to China. It was issued in uncirculated and proof sets.[1] It is Hong Kong's only bi-metallic coin.

Mintage[edit]

Year [2][3] Mintage
1993  ??? circulating. 30,000 proof.
1994  ??? circulating. 20,000 gold proof.
1995  ??? circulating.
1996 800,000 circulating. (up to September 2014)
1997 Tsing Ma Bridge commemorative. No circulation. 97,000 proof.
/// = has not been minted, ??? = unknown yet, --- = only minted for sets

References[edit]

  • Ma Tak Wo 2004, Illustrated Catalogue of Hong Kong Currency, Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., LTD Kowloon Hong Kong. ISBN 962-85939-3-5
  1. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img15/84-78&desc=Hong Kong km78 10 Dollars (1997) Suspension bridge&query=Hong Kong
  2. ^ "Circulating Mintage quantities". Ma Tak Wo 2004, Illustrated Catalogue of Hong Kong Currency, Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., LTD Kowloon Hong Kong. ISBN 962-85939-3-5. 
  3. ^ Krause, Chester L. (2001). Standard Catalog of World Coins. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 921. ISBN 9780873418843. 
Preceded by
Hong Kong ten-dollar note
Hong Kong ten-dollar coin
1994-present
Succeeded by
Hong Kong ten-dollar note