Using good-as-new notes for lai-see

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28 Dec 2016

Using good-as-new notes for lai-see


As the Chinese New Year draws near, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority encourages the public to continue using good-as-new notes, instead of new notes, for lai-see to support the environmental protection.  Given that Hong Kong's currency notes are maintained at a high standard of cleanliness, good-as-new notes are perfectly suitable for use as lai-see.

The three note-issuing banks will start exchanging new notes on 17 January.  As in previous years, they will provide sufficient new and good-as-new notes of various denominations to meet public demand.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
28 December 2016

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