Set of 2 pieces of currency from Hong Kong issued in 1960, during the British Colonial era.
The 5 dollar banknote was issued on June 29, 1960, by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, one of three institutions authorized to issue banknotes under the Currency Ordinance of 1935. This denomination note was replaced by a coin in 1975. The front features a portrait of a woman in archaic dress and the Colonial Badge, which incorporates elements from the royal coat-of-arms of the United Kingdom with a wharfside scene of merchants and sailing ships. The text includes "the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Promises to pay the Bearer on demand at its Office here 5 dollars or the equivalent in the Currency of the Colony, Value received." On the reverse is an image of the former headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
The one dollar coin was introduced in 1960, replacing a banknote, and was gradually withdrawn from circulation starting in 1992, in preparation for Hong Kong's changeover from colony to Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in 1997. It features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front, a heraldic lion figure on the reverse, and a reeded edge.
Banknote: 5.5" L x 3.125" W. Serial number 578503 AS. Condition: acceptable. Colors faded, corners rounded, creasing and soiling, small (0.125") hole in center.
Coin: 1.125" DIA. Condition: good. Surface wear, some oxidation mostly along edge.
• Hong Kong 5 Dollar Banknote and 1 Dollar Coin are sent via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation.
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