Dynamic Shimmering Pattern
When the note is tilted, the shimmering ring in the pattern moves correspondingly.
The 2018 Series Hong Kong Banknotes are issued by the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited).
It is the first time that the thematic subjects on the reverse side of the three note-issuing banks' notes are standardised for each denomination to facilitate easy recognition by the public. For aesthetics presentation of the subject and easy distinction from previous series, the reverse side of the banknote is in vertical orientation instead of the traditional horizontal layout.
All existing banknotes remain legal tender and will continue to circulate along with the 2018 Series.
Under the Laws of Hong Kong, a person who, without the consent in writing of the Monetary Authority, reproduces on any substance whatsoever, and whether or not to the correct scale, any Hong Kong currency note or any part of a Hong Kong currency note, commits an offence. Unless the electronic images of currency notes are to be reproduced into a physical form, approval by the HKMA is not required for the filming of currency notes for viewing on mobile phones and electronic screens, as such electronic images cannot be passed as currency notes.
User Guide for the Note-measuring Template