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5 Dollars HSBC

5 Dollars (HSBC) -  obverse5 Dollars (HSBC) -  reverse

© FeroxDrakenHK

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Issuing bank The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1940-1941
Value 5 Dollars (5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Paper
Size 178 × 102 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 173c
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

A coat of arms in the centre surrounded by rays, a blank field on the left for the watermark and a lady sitting on the right beside the sea. See comments.

Lettering:
行銀豐匯海上港香
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION
Promises to pay
No. J 000,000 No. J 000,000
the Bearer on demand at its Office here
0,000
FIVE DOLLARS
or the equivalent in the Currency
of the Colony, Value received.
HONG KONG 1ST APRIL 1941
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

5 CHIEF ACCOUNTANT HONG KONG CHIEF MANAGER 5

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co

Reverse

An angel blowing a trumpet at the top centre and the original HSBC building in the centre.

Lettering:
J100,001 J1,000,000
5
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI
5 Dollars 000,0
BANKING CORPORATION
5
J100,001 J1,000,000

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co

Comments

Watermark: Warrior
Printer BWC
This pick is seperate from the standard 173d in that there are additional signatures and vertical serial numbers on the face and back of the note.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940  KNB61a 1/4 Prefix H-J w/vert numbers
1941  KNB61b 1/4 Prefix J w/vert numbers

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