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20 Dollars 2009, Hong Kong

in Krause book Number: 335
Years of issue: 01.01.2009
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 01.07.2003
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 144 x 72
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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20 Dollars 2009

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Bauhinia flower and denomination 20.

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20 Dollars 2009

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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20 Dollars 2009

The Peak TowerThe Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at Victoria Gap, near the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It also houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram. Both the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram are owned by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels group, the owner of Hong Kong's famous Peninsula Hotel along with many other properties. The tower and tram are jointly promoted by the collective branding known as The Peak.

The Peak Tower is located at an elevation of 396 m., 156 m. below the summit of Victoria Peak. Because the architects sought a design which would be prominent on the skyline but would not interrupt the natural line of the hills, they chose a site in a dip along the line of the hills, and restricted the tower's height to 428 m. above sea level.

Three denominations in numerals.

Comments:

Special Administrative Region of China since 1997.