Tag: hong kong
As part of its 1926 issue of banknotes, the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) produced, in 1926, 1929, and 1935, a one dollar banknote which features allegorical women on front and back. The front of this banknote features a helmeted woman at left, and the back of the banknote features an allegorical woman with a torch at center. This is a beautiful banknote, which is becoming more and more scarce on eBay, even the latest issue printed in 1935 (which is by far the most common issue on eBay). I managed to get this one for $20.50.
These notes used to sell for a buck apiece not too long ago, and now some are selling for $20+ on eBay. I wanted to add one to my collection before it was too late, and I managed to get my hands on this Hong Kong 1958 one dollar bill featuring Queen Elizabeth II for $4.25, which is a decent deal in VF condition now-a-days. Not particularly pretty, but this goes back to what I said about investing in bills with portraits of royalty, especially from their younger years. Anyways, check it out:
Its in bad shape, but I have purchased a Hong Kong one dollar bill featuring King George the sixth. This banknote can be found in several colors: green, blue, and purple. There are also similar banknotes featuring King George the fifth and Queen Elizabeth II.
Until not too long ago, it seemed as though all Hong Kong money was nearly worthless, with the rare exception of an uncirculated note with a high denomination, such as $500. As of late, however, I have noticed that many banknotes, particularly $50 and $100 bills from the 70′s and 80′s selling for a pretty buck. The strange thing, however, is that eBay auctions seem to be a hit-and-miss story. Some of these notes sell for good money, while others do not, and condition seems to have only a small effect on the auction. Regardless, one thing is becoming apparent: the number of $100 bills from Hong Kong is dwindling on eBay. These notes are getting bought up pretty quick and, occasionally, for good money. If you can get your hands on a $50, $100 or especially $500 (rare) from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in VF or better condition, I would suggest picking them up as a future investment.
I managed to pick up this note for a mere $14.99 USD!