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Banknotes issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

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Security Features

  • 1

    Dynamic Shimmering Pattern

    Dynamic Shimmering Pattern

    The feature is on top right-hand corner on the front of note

    When the note is tilted, the shimmering ring in the pattern moves correspondingly.

  • 2

    Windowed Metallic Thread

    Vertical Serial Number

    The feature is on centre-right on the front of note

    When the note is tilted, the large and small rings on the metallic thread move correspondingly.

  • 3

    Embossed Feel

    Embossed Feel

    The feature is on top left-hand corner on the front of note

    Raised printing gives the note a strong embossed feel by touch.

  • 4

    Fluorescent See-through Denomination

    Fluorescent See-through Denomination

    The feature is on bottom centre-left on the front of note

    When the note is tilted under the light, the denomination numeral hidden in the background can be seen.

  • 5

    Enhanced Watermark

    Enhanced Watermark

    The feature is on right-hand side on the front of note adjacent to the windowed metallic thread

    The theme of the bauhinia flower is used such that the flower, leaves, bud and denomination numeral can be seen when the note is held up to the light.

  • 6

    Fluorescent See-through Denomination

    Fluorescent See-through Denomination

    The feature is on bottom right hand corner on the front and top left-hand corner on the back of note

    The patterns on the front and back which are of a single colour under normal light, will appear as two fluorescent colours when exposed to ultraviolet light. The patterns on the front and back fit perfectly to form the denomination numeral when the note is held up to the light.

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