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2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the three note-issuing banks (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) today (Tuesday) announced that the 2018 New Series HK$1,000 notes and HK$500 notes will be issued into circulation on 12 December 2018 and 23 January 2019 respectively, and be available at the three note-issuing banks starting from the issuance dates. 

The other three denominations of HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 will enter circulation between mid-2019 and early 2020.  There will be public announcements on the issuance dates when the new notes are about to go into circulation.

Together with the 2018 Series, all other banknotes currently in circulation will continue to be legal tender.

For media enquiries please contact:

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Herbert Lam
Manager (Communications)
Tel: 2878 1802

Celia Ngou
Officer (Communications)
Tel: 2878 8221

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Gabriel Kwan
Head of Communications, Corporate Affairs, Hong Kong and Greater China & North Asia
Tel: 2820 3036

Daniel Ip
Associate, Corporate and Business Communications, Corporate Affairs, Hong Kong
Tel: 2820 3871

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Angel Yip
Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR, Chief Executive's Office
Tel: 2826 6159

Aries Law
Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR, Chief Executive's Office
Tel: 2846 2672

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Josephine Lee
Head of Communications, Hong Kong
Tel: 2996 6559

Joanne Chung
Senior Communications Manager
Tel: 2822 4912

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
11 December 2018

 

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