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1935 Hong Kong 10c DDO

 
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't collect foreign coins "on purpose" but I won a couple of 1935 Hong Kong 10 cent coins (KM#19) at auction from a favorite seller for next to nothing.

When I received them I got a nice surprise as one is a DDO with strong notching and nice thickness with separation on all exterior obverse devices (some even had tripling). The separation and notching are strongest on the lower half of the coin.

I love varieties but my regular resources ( NGC and Numista) don't have a variety listed.
I was hoping someone here might point me in the right direction or fill me in on a variety number.
1935 10cent Hong Kong Numista link
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces7758.html
All help or comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. PP55










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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most countries' varieties are not well documented. It would actually be surprising if this one is listed anywhere, even though the doubling is so strong.

Very nice find anyways! Very strong doubling!

I enjoy searching any and all coins for doubled dies, although I don't have the opportunity to search non-US coins very often. I have been posting pics of the ones I do find onto my website. I bought a lot of world coins on eBay just the other day and I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. If I found a doubled die as strong as your coin in that lot, I'd be stoked!
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 Posted 05/27/2020  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Tanman. I'm like you in that regard, not doing much with foreign coins. But their sure seems to be some extreme errors and varieties posted recently. (Just look at how many are used as examples on Error-ref.com)

And I think the age of the equipment, maybe even more lax Quality Control at foreign mints, and a minimal number of collectors makes varieties and errors more of a possibility for foreign coins.

There was a reason some countries contracted with the US to produce their coinage and quality control may have been a large part of the decision.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These would have been struck in London at The Royal Mint, which, although today is guilty of terrible quality control, back in the 30s would have been quite stringent in its checks. This variety is likely known to specialized HK collectors, but as was pointed out, most countries don't have a level of detail in their listings comparable to say the Charleton guide for Canada. The information regarding varieties such as this tends to be guarded and passed around in small circles.

All in all, an interesting piece though!
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 Posted 06/02/2020  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent find! Nice DDO!
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