Obverse: KING GEORGE THE SIXTH - Profile of King George, crowned, facing left. Reeded circle around the rim.
Reverse: HONG - KONG TEN CENTS 10 1950 - Chinese characters within a beaded circle. Reeded circle around the rim.
Mint: KN (King's Norton)
Composition: Nickel & Brass
Measures: 18mm in diameter
Edge: Reeded with a Security edge.
Long a haven for pirates and opium smugglers, Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain, by China, in 1842, at the conclusion of the first Opium Wars.
In 1898, China leased Hong Kong to Great Britain for 99 years.
On July 1st 1997, the former British colony reverted to the control of the Peoples Republic of China.
~ HONG KONG 1950 10 CENTS COIN KM#25 - King George VI ~
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