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5 Dollars HSBC

Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Issuing bank The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1941-1959
Value 5 Dollars (5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Paper
Size 178 × 102 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 173d
  • 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.

Lettering:
行銀豐匯海上港香
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION
Promises to pay
No. ____________ No. _________
the Bearer on demand at its Office here
FIVE DOLLARS
or the equivalent in the Currency
of the Colony, Value received.
HONG KONG _______DATE________
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:
_________ __________
5
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI
5 Dollars
BANKING CORPORATION
5
_______ ________

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co

Comments

Watermark: Warrior
Printer BWC
This pick is seperate from the less common 173c in that there are no vertical serial numbers on the face and back of the note.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  KNB61c 1/4 Prefix J-Q w/o vertical numbers
ND (1941-1959)  KNB61S Specimen
1946  KNB61d 30/3 Prefix R-Z, A/H-B/H
1954  KNB61e 1/7 Prefix B/H - D/H
1956  KNB61f 20/2 Prefix D/H - G/H
1957  KNB61g 14/12 Prefix G/H - J/H
1958  KNB61h 7/8 Prefix J/H - L/H
1959  KNB61i 4/2 Prefix M/H - P/H

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