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By The Loop HK Staff | September 20th, 2018

Earlier this summer, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced five new bank note designs, which are set to begin rolling out by the end of 2018, and through 2019 and 2020. But this is hardly the first time Hong Kong’s currency has been given a shake up. Hong Kong’s currency is noteworthy due to the fact that three banks – in addition to the government itself – print its currency. HSBC, the Bank of China, and Hang Send Bank will be issuing the new tenders over the next few years. Hong Kong currently has a number of bank notes in circulation, all issued by different banks and printed between 2003 and 2010. These notes depict Hong Kong landmarks and cultural icons – a trend which will continue on the new notes in the form of images like the IFC and Cantonese opera.

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