Hong Kong has recently issued a stunning series of banknotes. Each denomination has a different theme across all three issuing banks. The theme for the 50 dollars is butterflies and flowers. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 50 dollars issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The front depicts a detail from the lion statues at the Bank’s Headquarters. The back, printed vertically illustrates a magnificent butterfly landing on an orange flower (P-New) A stunning addition to any album. £12.50 each.
These 50 dollars, dated January 2016, were issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. (P213e) The front has illustrations of the famous lion statue and a view of the modern bank headquarters in the background. The back is charming with illustrations form the Spring Lantern Festival. Crisp Uncirculated at £12.50.
1997 was the year that Britain handed back Hong Kong to China after its 100-year lease expired. 1997 is also the date these 20 dollars were issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (P201) An impressive lion’s head appears to the right on the front with a view of the built-up area of Hong Kong island in the background. The back features the new Bank Headquarters, the lion statues which were found in front of the old HQ, and a view of the famous Star Ferry, a familiar sight plying its route across the Hong Kong Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. Uncirculated.
One of the most severe of hyperinflations was that suffered by Hungary after the Second World War. Denominations soared 10 to the power of 23 in very short order making it one of the worst inflationary periods in the last 100 years. This makes this 10,000 pengo note seem very modest by comparison. It was issued at the start of the crazy times and has a stamp attached (P119) The front has a portrait of a young woman while the back has Hungarian and Russian text, Grading at least VF.