Obverse: HONG KONG - picture of the Bauhinia flower.
Reverse: 10 1998 TEN CENTS - Chinese characters at top.
Composition: Brass plated Steel
Measures: 16.54mm in diameter
Engraver: Joseph Yam.
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 1998 10 CENTS COIN KM#66 Asia Bauhinia Flower ~
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