2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the three note-issuing banks (The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited) today (September 2) announced that the 2018 Series HK$100 notes will be available at the three note-issuing banks starting from September 3.
     The HKMA arranged a publicity event at the Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District today to tell the story behind the design of the HK$100 notes, with a live Cantonese opera performance by Tea House Rising Stars Troupe accompanying the presentation. An exhibition on the 2018 Series will be shown at the Xiqu Centre Atrium until September 22.
     The remaining two denominations of HK$50 and HK$20 will be issued into circulation in early 2020, and there will be public announcements nearer the time. For the design and security features of all the five denominations of the 2018 Series, please visit the HKMA website (www.hkma.gov.hk).
     Banknotes of previous series remain legal tender and will co-circulate with the 2018 Series.

Ends/Monday, September 2, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:15