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100 Dollars 2008, Hong Kong

in Krause book Number: 337
Years of issue: 01.01.2008
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 01.07.2003
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 154 x 77
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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100 Dollars 2008

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Bauhinia flower and denomination 100.

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100 Dollars 2008

The Bank of China TowerThe Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island. Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the building is 315.0 m high with two masts reaching 367.4 m high. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 305 m. mark.

Bauhinia

On the background is stylized Bauhinia flower.

Bauhinia - The genus was named after the Bauhin brothers, Swiss-French botanists.

Many species are widely planted in the tropics as orchid trees, particularly in northern India, Vietnam and southeastern China. Other common names include Mountain Ebony and Kachnar (India and Pakistan). In the United States of America, the trees grow in Hawaii, coastal California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Bauhinia × blakeana is the floral emblem of Hong Kong-a stylized orchid tree flower appears on the Hong Kong flag and Hong Kong Airlines uses 'Bauhinia' as its radio callsign in air traffic communication.

Three denominations in numerals and one in words (centered).

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100 Dollars 2008

The Tsing Ma BridgeThe Tsing Ma Bridge is a bridge in Hong Kong. It is the world's ninth-longest span suspension bridge, and was the second longest at time of completion. The bridge was named after two of the islands at its ends, namely Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. It has two decks and carries both road and rail traffic, which also makes it the largest suspension bridge of this type. The bridge has a main span of 1,377 meters and a height of 206 metres. The span is the largest of all bridges in the world carrying rail traffic.

The 41-metre wide bridge deck carries six lanes of automobile traffic, with three lanes in each direction. The lower level contains two rail tracks and two sheltered carriageways, used for maintenance access and traffic lanes when particularly severe typhoons strike Hong Kong and the bridge deck is closed to traffic.

Three denominations in numerals.

Comments:

Special Administrative Region of China since 1997.