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5 Dollars HSBC

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

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Features

Country Hong Kong
(China)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1959-1975
Value 5 Dollars (5 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Paper
Size 142 × 79 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 181
  • 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:
香港上海匯豐銀行
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION

Promises to pay
No. ______ No. ______
the Bearer on demand at its Office here
伍圓
FIVE DOLLARS
or the equivalent in the Currency
of the Colony, Value received.
HONG KONG 31ST MARCH, 1975.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

香港
HONG KONG

BRADBURY, WILKINSON & CO. LD. NEW MALDEN, SURREY, ENGLAND.

Engraver: Bradbury Wilkinson

Reverse

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

Lettering:
5 伍
DOLLARS
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI
BANKING CORPORATION

Engraver: Bradbury Wilkinson

Watermark

Warrior

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  17% P#181a; Signature titles: CHIEF ACCOUNTANT and CHIEF MANAGER.
1959  0% P#181s; Specimen.
1960  6% P#181a
1963  0% P#181b
1964  9% P#181c
1965  6% P#181c
1966  0% P#181c
1967  11% P#181c
1968  0% P#181c
1969  11% P#181c
1970  6% P#181d; Signature titles: CHIEF ACCOUNTANT and GENERAL MANAGER.
1971  6% P#181d
1972  23% P#181e
1973  23% P#181f; Small serial #.
1975  29% P#181f; Small serial #.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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