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Currency Section

Currency Section

Currency Section

Guide to the Currency Section

Guide to the Currency Section 
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A Brief Introduction of the Currency Section

Themes

Key Contents  

  1. 2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes

 

  • Introduce the thematic designs of the new series banknotes
  1. Security Features
  2.  

     

  • Demonstrate the security features of the 2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes
 1.

Dynamic shimmering pattern

 2.

Windowed metallic thread

 3.

Enhanced watermark

 4.

Fluorescent see-through denomination

 5.

Concealed denomination

 6.

Embossed feel

  1. The Making of Banknote Paper
  • “Venture into” the manufacturing plant to experience “first-hand” the production process of banknote paper
  • Display raw materials for banknote paper making
  1. Banknote Printing Process
  2.  

     

     

  • “Venture into” the note printing plant to “take a peek” at the printing process
  • Try out the interactive game, “Banknote Printing Corps” to enhance understanding of the note printing process
  1. Accessible Banknotes
  2.  

  • Explain the HKMA’s efforts in enhancing the accessibility features of banknotes to facilitate the visually impaired to differentiate the denominations of banknotes
  1. Designs of Hong Kong Currency Notes and Coins
  2.  

  • Obtained the electronic images of the designs of Hong Kong currency notes issued over the past 150 years and coins in circulation over the past 60 years from the Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Display the electronic images in an interactive way to facilitate visitors in comparing the designs and features of Hong Kong currency notes and coins over the years
  1.  Fun Facts about Notes and Coins
  • Highlight some fun facts about Hong Kong currency notes and coins
  • Cover history, law, daily life and other aspects
  1. Notes and Coins in Circulation
  2.  

  • Display the real exhibits of all notes and coins currently in circulation in Hong Kong, showcasing the “family portrait” of Hong Kong currency notes and coins
  1. Genuine vs. Counterfeit Banknotes 
  • Enhance visitors’ understanding of the security features of banknotes by displaying real exhibits of counterfeit notes loaned by the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force
  1. Designing your Own $10 Note
  2.  

  • Unleash your creativity by designing a unique $10 note 
  1. Coin Collection Programme
  2.  

  • Introduce the Coin Collection Programme and the coin carts 
  • Produce a mock display of the coin cart to allow visitors to have a close look at the facilities of the coin cart

 

12. Chanting Notes

Using shredded currency notes that are no longer fit for circulation, the artists meticulously sort the confetti by hues and tones, and then transform them into granules, strips or sheets inside 2,018 pieces of see-through cubes.  Through this painstaking process, the shredded currency notes are finally reincarnated into a Bauhinia tree suspended in mid-air, with lighting effects highlighting the beauty of the tree in all four seasons!  The repetitive creation process is like chanting and orchestrating chapters of notes into a rhythmic composition.

Chanting Notes

Key Facts

Occupied area

2.05 metres by 1.59 metres

Height

3.25 metres

Denominations of shredded notes

6, including shredded $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 notes

Number of cubes

2,018

Number of strings

650

 

Click here for The Making of “Chanting Notes”.

Click here for "Behind “Chanting Notes” — Interview with the artists".

Last revision date: 17 September 2018
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