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Offline gpimper

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Hong Kong 1995 $10
« on: December 05, 2019, 04:31:47 AM »
As far as I have seen this was the largest coin denomination that was produced.  Not a big coin but heavy (11grams and only 2 cm).  My wife identified the flower depicted but I can't spell it :-(  Oh, and my helper is not happy with me...helper vs thief.  The helper identified nothing but stole at least a dozen coins :-)
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Re: Hong Kong 1995 $10
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 04:51:30 AM »
My wife identified the flower depicted but I can't spell it

The flower is the bauhinia.
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Re: Hong Kong 1995 $10
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 07:28:57 AM »
Yes, 11 grams for 24 mm coin. Rather thick and stubby coin like UK Round Pound.
Minted only for 3 years 1994 to 1996.
Not minted since Hong Kong was reverted to China.
Instead HKMA ( Hong Kong Monetary Authority) considers 10 Dollar polymer note as highest money denomination.
Higher denominations are Bank notes, issued by three different banks, with different designs but common themes.

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Re: Hong Kong 1995 $10
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 11:46:33 AM »
More information on the design and its designer here (btw: Galapagos = <k>)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.