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HONG KONG Paper Money,
1842 - Present Issues

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HOS, Queen:
Alexandrina
VICTORIA

20.6.1837 - 22.1.1901


Hong Kong Gov.:
Sir Henry E.C. POTTINGER
26.6.1843 - 8.5.1844


CHN HOS, Prez:
XI,
Jinping
14.3. 2013 >


HK Chief Exec.:
LAM, Carrie
(CHENG, Yuet Ngor)
1.7.2017 >

中華人民共和國香港特別行政區
 
HONG KONG, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, 1842 - Present Issues

中華人民共和國香港特別行政區
XIANGGANG TEBIE XINGZHENGOU
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

History: 221BC Qin Dynasty; 1841 GBR; 1941 JPN; 1945 GBR; 1.7.1997 HKSAR- CHN
Currency History: CHN currency from 618 to 1842; HKG 1842>
.The first banknotes attritutable to Hong Kong were issued in 1842.
 
The Kong Kong SAR has authorized three commercial banks to issue it's currency:

 The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)

 Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

 Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Hong Kong Note Printing Limited (HKNPL) prints all HKG notes

Current Exchange Rate: 1 US Dollar = 7.7515 Hong Kong Dollars (as of 20.6.2014)   HKMA Exchange Rate History
 

- CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

香港的英国属土
British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong

1841 - 1.7.1997
P.5 - P.8  100 - 500 Dollars 1862 Agra & United Service Bank Limited
P.11 - P.15  10 - 500 Dollars 18xx  Asiatic Banking Corporation
P.20  1,000 Dollars 18xx Bank of Hindustan, China & Japan
P.21 - P.59  5 - 500 Dollars 1865-1952 Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China
P.62 - P.67 5 - 500 Dollars 1957-59 Chartered Bank
P.82 - P.91 5 - 100 Dollars 1973-90 Chartered Mercantile Bank of India,
London & China
P.92 - P.101 5 - 500 Dollars 1865  Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company, Limited
P.111 - P.211 5 - 500 Dollars 1872>>  Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
P.235 - P.241 5 - 500 Dollars 1912-48 The Mercantile Bank of India, Limited
P.242 - P.245 100 - 500 Dollars 1958-74 The Mercantile Bank, Limited
P.247 - P.251 5 - 500 Dollars 1894 National Bank of China, Limited
P.260 - P.270 5 - 100 Dollars 1866-83 Oriental Bank Corporation
Permission Needed P.278 - P.289 10 - 1,000 Dollars 1985>> Standard Chartered Bank
P.311 - P.327 1 Cent - 10 Dollars 1935-95 Government of Hong Kong

 香港日治時期
Hong Kong Occupied Territory (Japan)

25.12.1941 - 15.8.1945
SB.2001-SB.2040,
CHN P.M6-P.M30
2 1/2 Rin - 100 Yen 1939-45 The Japanese Imperial Government

香港的英軍第
British Military Rule of Hong Kong

28 Aug 1945 - 1 Sep 1946

英国属土
British Dependent Territory

1.9.1946 - 1.7.1997

中華人民共和國香港特別行政區
XIANGGANG TEBIE XINGZHENGOU
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

1.7.1997 >>
Permission Needed P.329 - P.340 20 - 1,000 Dollars 1994>> Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Permission Needed P.400 - P.New 10 Dollars 2002>> Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

SPECIALIZED CATALOGUES

Illustrated Catalogue of Hong Kong Currency by Ma Tak Wo, 5th Edition
 ISBN 962-85939-3-5

Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., LTD, Hong Kong, undated, circa 1999. Small format, pictorial card cover, 96 pages, well illustrated with valuations, covers both coins and paper money. Hong Kong Government, Japanese occupation to Chartered banks. Valuations up to five grades in HKD.

Ma catalog numbers are often quoted in auction catalogues.

Money in the Bank,  The    Hongkong Bank Money Collection by  Joe Cribb
ISBN 0907605222 and 225

An illustrated introduction to the Money Collection of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. 218mm X 285mm. 204 Pages. Published by Spink & Son in 1987 for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Hardcover

Reportedly one of the best and most complete catalogues of  Hong Kong banknotes.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CL1  We gratefully acknowledge CL1 for submitting images used in this section. 

DN  We gratefully acknowledge Daniel Nadel for submitting images used in this section
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TP  We gratefully acknowledge TP for submitting images used in this section.

AB  We gratefully acknowledge AB for submitting images used in this section.

MS  We gratefully acknowledge MS for submitting images used in this section.


HONG KONG LINKS

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Hong Kong Government

香港金融管理局
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

 The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

 Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

 Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Hong Kong Note Printing Limited

Hong Kong Dollar

Hong Kong History

Chung Guo

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