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New HK$1,000 banknotes set to debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday

2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the three note-issuing banks (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) today (Tuesday) announced that the 2018 New Series HK$1,000 notes and HK$500 notes will be issued into circulation on 12 December 2018 and 23 January 2019 respectively, and be available at the three note-issuing banks starting from the issuance dates.

The other three denominations of HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 will enter circulation between mid-2019 and early 2020.  There will be public announcements on the issuance dates when the new notes are about to go into circulation.

Together with the 2018 Series, all other banknotes currently in circulation will continue to be legal tender.

Source: hkma.gov.hk

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