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5 Cents 1941, Hong Kong

in Krause book Number: 314
Years of issue: 16.10.1941
Signatures: Financial Secretary: Mr. R.R. Todd
Serie: 1940-1941 Issue
Specimen of: 16.10.1941
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 85 х 48
Printer: Noronha & Company Limited, Old Bailey Street, Hong Kong

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5 Cents 1941




5 Cents 1941


Denominations are in all corners.


5 Cents 1941

Denominations are in oval rosette, centered, in Chinese and English languages. In numerals are in all corners.


On all sides of centered oval rosette are the acanthus leaves.

The acanthus is one of the most common plant forms to make foliage ornament and decoration.

The decoration is made by analogy with the herbaceous plant of acanthus acanthus family, native to the Mediterranean. The shape of its leaves, with a few sharp edges, resembling a bear's paw, was the basis for the drawing.

Acanthus often represents life and immortality.



On banknote is the signature of Mr. R.R.Todd. The photo is made in 1950.

Mr. R.R.Todd (1902 - 1980). Secretary for Chinese Affairs, Hong Kong, from 1946 to 1955.