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Security features of Hong Kong's currency notes

Notes in everyday circulation in Hong Kong are in $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations. The Government, through the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, has authorised three commercial banks, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, the Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, and the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, to issue notes in Hong Kong other than the $10 notes.

The Government began issuing a paper $10 note in 2002 to meet continuing demand from the public for a note in addition to the $10 coin. In 2007, the Government issued a polymer $10 note alongside the paper one. The $10 notes issued by two note-issuing banks in the 1990s remain legal tender, but are no longer printed.

The 2010 Series Hong Kong Banknotes are issued by the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited). The new banknotes have incorporated advanced security features, which are effective and easy to recognise. Braille and tactile lines are embossed on the new banknotes for facilitating the visually impaired to differentiate the denominations.

Please select the notes to view the security features:

2010 series
$1000 banknote
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$500 banknote
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$100 banknote
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$50 banknote
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$20 banknote
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2003 series
$1000 banknote
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$500 banknote
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$100 banknote
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$50 banknote
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$20 banknote
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Ten-dollar polymer note                                                                  Ten-dollar paper note
2007 polymer
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2002 paper
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