50 Dollars The Chartered Bank

Features

Country Hong Kong (China)
Issuing bank The Chartered Bank
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1979-1982
Value 50 Dollars (50 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Size 160 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 245465
Numista (https://numista.com)
References P# 78
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Arabic numeral 50 on top left and bottom right of design. Blank space for watermark on left, serial numbers on the bottom. Mythical Chinese lion and ball on the right.

Lettering:
50 The Chartered Bank Hong Kong
INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1853
Promises to pay the bearer
on demand at its office here
Fifty Dollars
圓拾伍 or the equivalent in the
Currency of the Colony, Value received.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS. HONG KONG 1ST JANUARY 1981
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER CHIEF MANAGER IN HONG KONG
Z016947 Z016947 50

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Co. Ltd.

Reverse

Blank space at right for he watermark and anti-counterfeit wheel. Old headquarters of the Chartered Bank at left, Royal coat of arms at centre. Bank's name in Chinese and English displayed at top and bottom of the coat of arms.

Lettering:
圓拾伍 行銀打渣 50
50 The Chartered Bank

Engravers: Thomas De La Rue, Co. Ltd.

Watermark

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1979-Jan-1 
1981-Jan-1 
1982-Jan-1 

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