Banknotes from Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an island in the Pearl River Delta, in Southern China. British forces occupied the island in the First Opium war of 1839-42, and it became a formal overseas possession with the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. In 1860 and 1898, the territory of the colony was expanded beyond the original island, and a 99 year lease was signed to negotiate the return of the colony to China eventually. In December 1941 the Japanese Empire invaded and occupied the colony until 1945, whereupon British sovereignty was restored. The local population grew in the 1950s formed by expatriates from the communist revolution in China, and in 1984 a join Sino-British Agreement paved the way for a return to Chinese rule in 1997. Since then Hong Kong remains a Special Administrative Region of China and an important global finance centre.
Wikidata: Q8646

See also: People's Republic of China, Empire of China, United Kingdom

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Dollar (1863-date)

100 Cents = 1 Dollar

5 Dollars (HSBC)
1954-1959

Standard banknote
178 × 102 mm
P# 180, N# 229563
5 Dollars (The Chartered Bank)
1959-1962 (1959-1970)

Standard banknote
80 × 142 mm
P# 68, N# 202077
Available for swap 5 Dollars (HSBC)
1959-1975

Standard banknote
142 × 79 mm
P# 181, N# 211249
5 Dollars (The Chartered Bank)
(1967)

Standard banknote
142 × 80 mm
P# 69, N# 271586
Available for swap 5 Dollars (The Chartered Bank)
1975 (1970-1975)

Standard banknote
139 × 77 mm
P# 73, N# 211309
Available for swap 10 Dollars (HSBC)
1927-1938

Standard banknote
183 × 108 mm
P# 174, N# 271004
Available for swap 10 Dollars (HSBC)
1941-1959

Standard banknote
108 × 183 mm
P# 178, N# 202053
10 Dollars (The Chartered Bank)
1959-1962 (1959-1970)

Standard banknote
85 × 152 mm
P# 70, N# 202535
Available for swap 10 Dollars (HSBC)
1959-1983

Standard banknote
152 × 85 mm
P# 182, N# 203464
10 Dollars (The Chartered Bank)
1975-1977 (1970-1977)

Standard banknote
150 × 62 mm
P# 74, N# 211034
Available for swap 10 Dollar (The Chartered Bank)
1980-1981

Standard banknote
151 × 83 mm
P# 77, N# 207901