Banknotes and coins The Government, through the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), has given authorization to three commercial banks, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., the Standard Chartered Bank, and the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, to issue currency notes in Hong Kong.
These are the latest Hong Kong Banknotes and coins:(issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.)
How to find out whether a note is genuine • Paper The banknote paper is made of 100% cotton fibre, which does not fluoresce under ultra-violet light. • Watermarks The watermarks are incorporated during the paper manufacturing process. They can be viewed equally well from either side of the note. The images are multi-toned and sharp, and do not show up when placed under ultra-violet light. • Security thread A straight metal thread is embedded in the note. It can be viewed equally clearly from either side of the note. • See through feature When the note is held up to the light, the specially designed colour patterns printed on the front and back will be seen to be exactly aligned with each other. • Intaglio printing The main images of the notes are printed by an intaglio printing process which deposits a large quantity of ink on the paper thus giving the note an embossed feel. The fine lines of these images are clear and sharp.