50 Dollars HSBC

Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Issuing bank The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1968-1983
Value 50 Dollars (50 HKD)
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Size 160 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 245468
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 184
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

Royal coat of arms on right. Four denominations in Arabic numerals and Traditional Chinese characters on top right and bottom right. Blank space on left for the watermark.

Lettering:
行銀豐滙海上港香 50 50
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI A/7 699084
BANKING CORPORATION 拾伍 拾伍
A/7 699084
PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER
ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE HERE
伍 FIFTY
拾 DOLLARS
圓 OR THE EQUIVALENT IN THE CURRENCY
OF THE COLONY, VALUE RECEIVED
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HONG KONG 31ST MARCH, 1983.
港香 HONG KONG 港香
拾伍 拾伍
MANAGER. GENERAL MANAGER. 50 50

Reverse

Original HSBC building and surrounding scenery at left and centre. Two denominations written in Traditional Chinese, one on top left and one on bottom left. Pattern of diverging rays on right for the watermark. Bank name and two denominations in Arabic numerals on top right, denomination in English written at bottom right.

Lettering:
拾伍 THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI
BANKING CORPORATION
50 50
拾伍 FIFTY DOLLARS

Watermark

Warrior, Arabic numeral 50

Printer

Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, United Kingdom (1856-1990)

Comments

Four different title pairs. Chief Accountant, Chief Manager 1968-1976. Chief Accountant, Executive Director 1977-1979. Chief Accountant, General Manager 1980-1981. Manager, General Manager 1982-1983.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968-May-31  Serial numbers in large type.
1969-Mar-27 
1973-Oct-31  Serial numbers in small type.
1975-Mar-31 
1977-Mar-31 
1978-Mar-31 
1979-Mar-31 
1980-Mar-31 
1981-Mar-31  Fractional prefix.
1982-Mar-31 
1983-Mar-31 

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