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  • Nov 25, 2014
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Banknotes of Australia

Just 50 HK cents puts money in your pocket

Whether its face value is HK$20 or HK$1,000, the cost of producing a Hong Kong banknote is about the same - just 50 HK cents.

Despite the low cost, however, the procedure for making a banknote is anything but simple.

Friday, 4 December, 2009, 12:00am

Same colour, design, but early birds sold on plastic $10 notes

Banks across the city yesterday began distributing 50 million of the plastic HK$10 notes issued by former financial secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen.

Li Ming-kut, the first person in the queue outside HSBC's Yue Man Square branch in Kwun Tong, said he arrived at 5.30am.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

11m old HK$1,000 notes withdrawn

More than half of HSBC's HK$1,000 banknotes issued in 2000 and 2002 have been withdrawn from circulation after counterfeit notes were discovered in March, Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Top watermark

HONGKONG (December 22): THE cashier of a Kowloon restaurant received a surprise when examining a ten-dollar Chartered Bank note yesterday.

The 'watermark' dropped out of it! The note was a very clever forgery, not so much with regard to the printing but with regard to the manner in which the watermark had been introduced.

20 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Buyer for top dollar

A ONE dollar bank note printed a century ago has soared in value to fetch $862,500 at an auction by Spink & Son at the Grand Hyatt Hotel yesterday.

Luk Siu-man, wife of Emperor Group chairman Albert Yeung Sau-shing, emerged as the new owner of the note, which had been valued at about $300,000.

29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am