5 Dollars

Features

Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Issuing bank The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
Type Standard banknote
Year 1923
Value 5 Dollars
5 HKD = USD 0.64
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Paper
Size 207 × 126 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 308081
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 166
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

On the left, water carrier and two men with a sedan chair in a town. On the right, sailing ship on a river. In the upper centre, the coat of arms of Great Britain. Underneath, the emblem of the government of Hong Kong: a harbor scene with an Asian and a European ship.

Scripts: Latin, Latin (cursive)

Lettering:
THE HONGKONG & SHANGHAI
BanKING CORPORATION
Promisses to pay the Bearer on demand at its Office here
FIVE DOLLARS
or the equivalent in the Currency of the Colony.
VALUE RECEIVED.
HONGKONG, 1st January, 1923.
By Order of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FIVE

Reverse

Building.

Lettering:
FIVE DOLLARS
THE HONGKONG & SHANGHAI
BANKING CORPORATION
Waterlow & Sons, London Wall, London

Printer

Waterlow & Sons Limited, United Kingdom (1810-2009)

Comments

Hong Kong was occupied by the British in 1841 and declared a British Crown Colony in 1843. Four banks were granted banknote rights: the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), the Mercantile Bank of India and the National Bank of China. The Chartered Bank was founded in 1853 and operated as a British overseas bank, mainly in Asia. It merged with Standard Bank in 1969 and is still issuing banknotes in Hong Kong as the Standard Chartered Bank. HSBC was founded in Hong Kong in 1865 to finance British trade in Asia. It also issues banknotes in Hong Kong to this day.

Examples of this type:
HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung München #HKG-166

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1923-Jan-01 

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