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100 Dollars 1964, Hong Kong

in Krause book Number: 183a
Years of issue: 01.10.1964
Signatures: Chief Accountant: Mr. Hutson, Chief Manager: Sir John Anthony Holt Saunders
Serie: 1959 Issue
Specimen of: 12.08.1959
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 160 x 89
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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100 Dollars 1964




Helmeted warrior and denomination 100.


100 Dollars 1964

coat of arms

A coat of arms of colonial Hongkong, used between 1843 and 1959, in the center, surrounded by rays.

The badge depicted three Chinese merchant ships and a pile of cargo on a wharf on the left in the foreground. In the background there was a square-rigged ship and a Chinese junk in the harbour backed by conical hills. Above all this arms of the United Kingdom were shown.

On the left is a female allegory, which is present on all banknotes of the bank "The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" of this series, but .. in different guises.

The $100 note shows a seated woman with a sword (only the hilt is visible) and two books, one open and one closed. In web, I did see a reminder, that this allegory could mean Knowledge, but the exact indication of this has not yet been found.


100 Dollars 1964


Third building of "The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" in Hongkong.

In 1934, the second building was demolished and a third design was erected. The new building opened in October 1935. Upon completion, the building stood as the tallest building in Hong Kong. The third design used part of the land of the old City Hall, and was built in a mixed Art Deco and Stripped Classical style. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the building served as the government headquarters. It was the first building in Hong Kong to be fully air-conditioned. By the 1970s, the bank had outgrown its headquarters; departments were scattered into offices all over Central, and it was obvious that such a "solution" to the space limitations could not continue indefinitely. In 1978, the bank decided to tear down its headquarters and construct a new, larger headquarters building.

Above is a winged female angel with trumpet. It seems to me that this allegory may indicate the good news or "good deeds" of the bank.