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1998 Hong Kong China 10 Cents coin pendant Bauhinia orchid flower blossom Sham Shui Po Yau Tsim Mong Kwai Tsing Tai Po Sha Tin Chinese orchid Pearl River Delta Kwun Tong Yuen Long Kwai Tsing Tuen Mun Sai Kung Kowloon Wong Tai Sin Victoria Harbour n000607

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note: small coin 

Hong Kong 10 Cents {1993-2017} 1H95

front: Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower (Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana)

香 港

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

back lettering:
壹 毫

Bauhinia × blakeana commonly called the Hong Kong Orchid Tree is a legume tree of the genus Bauhinia, with large thick leaves and striking purplish red flowers. The fragrant, orchid-like flowers are usually 10 to 15 centimetres (3.9 to 5.9 in) across, and bloom from early November to the end of March.

Although now cultivated in many areas, it originated in Hong Kong in 1880 and apparently all of the cultivated trees derive from one cultivated at the Hong Kong Botanic Gardens and widely planted in Hong Kong starting in 1914. It is referred to as bauhinia in non-scientific literature though this is the name of the genus. It is sometimes called the Hong Kong orchid (香港蘭). Commonly called by the people of Hong Kong by its Chinese name "洋紫荊".

• quantity 1
• polished Brass plated-steel coin
• diameter: 16.54 mm
• weight: 1.84 g
• comes with a 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}

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