500 Dollars The Chartered Bank

500 Dollars (The Chartered Bank) -  obverse500 Dollars (The Chartered Bank) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Issuing bank The Chartered Bank
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1977 (1962-1977)
Value 500 Dollars
500 HKD = USD 64
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Paper
Size 190 × 120 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 276426
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 72
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

Brown with multicolor underprint. Bank name across top. Two denominations in Arabic numerals and two in Traditional Chinese of various sizes on corners of design. Coat of arms and surrounding anti-counterfeit pattern at center. Rectangular frame containing an image of a man at left. Oval watermark window and surrounding anti-counterfeit patterns right.

Lettering:
行銀打渣
佰伍 Z/Q 204597 Z/Q 204597 500
THE
CHARTERED BANK HONGKONG
1ST JANUARY 1977
Promises to pay the Bearer on Demand
at its Office here
INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1853
FIVE HUNDRED
DOLLARS
OR THE EQUIVALENT IN THE CURRENCY OF THE COLONY. - VALUE RECEIVED.
HONGKONG
BY ORDER OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS 500
Ent.d
500 員佰伍 ACCOUNTANT CHIEF MANAGER IN HONG KONG 佰伍
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED

Reverse

Brown with elaborate patterned border. Four circular symbols across top, representing, from left to right: Britain, India, Australia and China. Framed watermark window left. Illustration of two Chinese junk boats and a steamship against a pier and mountains in the background. Bank name in flying banner. Denomination in Traditional Chinese, Arabic numerals and word form across bottom. Four serial numbers on reverse, one in each corner.

Lettering:
Z/Q 204597 Z/Q 204597
THE CHARTERED BANK
500 FIVE HUNDERED 佰伍
DOLLARS
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED
Z/Q 204597 Z/Q 204597

Watermark

Woman's head

Printer

De La Rue (Thomas de la Rue, Thomas De La Rue & Co., TDLR), London, United Kingdom (1821-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1962-1975) 
1977-Jan-01 

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