Bank of China (Hong Kong) is celebrating its 100th anniversary of its presence in Hong Kong with a limited edition HK$100 commemorative banknote.
The note uses a predominantly red colour scheme and its design includes similar features to the currently circulating HK$100 banknote version.
However, the front of the note includes an illustration of the Great Wall of China on the front left of the note, and optically variable ink is used to illustrate a pattern – said to be an antique coin – embedded with Chinese Zhuan calligraphy that reads “commemorate” on the front right.
The design shown on the reverse of the banknote includes an image from a newspaper advertisement for the grand opening of the Bank of China Hong Kong Branch, which upgraded from a sub-branch in 1919. It also includes the logos of 12 of the member banks of the Bank of China Group in Hong Kong in 1983. A colour changing windowed metallic thread is also included.
Five thousand of these commemorative notes have been issued. Whilst they are considered to be legal tender, the Bank advises they are not intended for general circulation.
The commemorative banknote is available for purchase between the 28 September and 18 October 2017.
Read more about the Commemorative HK$100 banknote at the Bank of China (Hong Kong) website.