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Banknotes issued by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

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Security Features

Security feature number 1 to 8 are on the front of the note, whereas number 9 is on the reverse.

  • 1

    Dynamic Colour-changing Pattern

    Dynamic Colour-changing PatternDynamic Colour-changing Pattern

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

    When the note is tilted, the patten shifts between green and gold, while at the same time a shimmering horizontal bar is seen to be rolling up and down.

  • 2

    Vertical Serial Numbers

    Vertical Serial Number

    The feature is on the right-hand side of the note

    A set of vertical serial numbers with progressively larger digits in adjacent positions is on right-hand side of the note. It fluoresces red under ultraviolet light.

  • 3

    Enhanced Watermark

    Enhanced Watermark

    The feature is on right-hand side of the note adjacent to the vertical serial numbers

    Watermarks of the three note-issuing banks are standardised. Multi-tonal watermark of a bauhinia flower, highlight watermark of the denomination numeral and dot pattern can be seen when the note is held up to the light.

  • 4

    Fluorescent See-through Pattern

    Fluorescent See-through PatternFluorescent See-through PatternFluorescent See-through PatternFluorescent See-through Pattern

    The feature is on bottom right-hand corner of the note

    The patterns on the front and back fit perfectly when the note is held up to the light. When the note is put under ultraviolet light, two fluorescent colours appear.

  • 5

    Horizontal Serial Numbers

    Horizontal Serial Numbers

    The feature is on bottom left-hand corner of the note

    A set of horizontal serial numbers with progressively larger digits in adjacent positions is on bottom left-hand corner of the note.

  • 6

    Concealed Denomination

    Concealed Denomination

    The feature is on bottom left-hand side of the note adjacent to the horizontal serial numbers

    Concealed Denomination is visible when the note is tilted.

  • 7

    Iridescent Pattern

    Iridescent Pattern

    This feature is at the top left hand corner above the conceal denomination

    Iridescent pattern is shimmering when the note is tilted under a bright light.

  • 8

    Embossed Feel

    Embossed Feel

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

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

  • 9

    Colour-changing Windowed Metallic Thread

    Colour-changing Windowed Metallic ThreadColour-changing Windowed Metallic Thread

    The feature is on centre-left of the note

    When the note is tilted, the thread shifts in colour between magenta and green. When examining it closely, microtext to build the large alphabets "H" and "K" can be seen.

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