Why is the new
$10 note being issued?
The new note is intended to satisfy a general public demand for
the choice of a $10 note in addition to the $10 coin.
Will this new $10
note replace the $10 coin and the existing $10 banknotes?
No. The existing $10 coin and the $10 banknotes issued by HSBC and
Standard Chartered Bank remain legal tender.
When will the new
note be available to the public?
You can expect to begin to see the note appearing in your change
from the late summer and early autumn of 2002 onwards. The new note
will be released gradually as supplies become available.
The new $10 note
contains a number of special security features. Will these features
also be applied to other Hong Kong banknotes?
A review of the design of all of Hong Kong's banknotes is now in
progress. Decisions on the security features for banknotes of other
denominations are being taken as part of this review.
should I do if I think that a note or coin may be counterfeit?
Retain the note or coin and take it to the nearest police station.
Alternatively, call the Commercial Crime Bureau at 2860 5012 or