New Hong Kong Banknotes (2010 Series)

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15 Nov 2011

New Hong Kong Banknotes (2010 Series)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the three note-issuing banks (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited) today (Tuesday) announced the issuance schedule of the remaining three denominations, HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20, of the 2010 Series Hong Kong Banknotes.

HK$50 banknotes of the three note-issuing banks and HK$100 banknotes of SCBHK and BOCHK will go into circulation from 22 November 2011.  As for the HK$20 banknotes and HSBC HK$100 banknote, it is intended that they will be put into circulation in early 2012 before Chinese New Year.  Further public announcement will be made nearer the time when these new notes are to be put into circulation.

Leaflets illustrating the design and security features of all five denominations of the 2010 Series are available to the public at branches of the three note-issuing banks and the HKMA.  The leaflet is also posted on the HKMA website at

As part of the publicity campaign for the 2010 Series, the HKMA organised a photo competition inviting members of the public to use photographs to present landmarks which had appeared on previous series of Hong Kong banknotes.  All entries were judged for their aesthetic, technique and creativity, and the winning entries are displayed on the HKMA website.

For media enquiries please contact:

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Loren Tam
Manager (Communications)
Tel: 2878 1802

Yokee Wong
Manager (Communications)
Tel: 2878 1213

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Gabriel Kwan
Head of Corporate and Business Communications, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 2820 3036

Avis Kong
Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 2820 3009

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Gareth Hewett
Head of Group Communications (Hong Kong), Group Communications (Asia)
Tel: 2822 4929

Helen Lam
Senior External Communications Manager, Hong Kong, Group Communications (Asia)
Tel: 2822 4992

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Angel Yip
Chief Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 2826 6159

Carol Tam
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 2826 6133

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
15 November 2011

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