1946 Hong Kong 5 Dollars Banknote The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Pick Number 173e Beautiful Very Fine or Better Currency Note
Description: A nice very fine or better banknote from Hong Kong. This is The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation March 30, 1946 five dollars currency note. The banknote which was issued by the "The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. has a brown design on multicolored underprint with the image of a woman seated at right of the front. The front also has the arms of Hong Kong in the center with the denomination under it. The back is also brown on multicolored underprint with the image of a bank building in the center and a winged angel on top. This particular note has the serial number 767,758 displayed in black twice on the front but not on the back and is series W. The note has two signatures displayed on the front. It is dated 30th March 1946. The banknote has a watermark located in the oval frame to the right on the back, which displays a helmeted warrior's head with the number 5 under it. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 30th March 1946.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7" by ~4".
Pick Number: P 173e.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a very fine or better with all the being still preserved and obvious. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness and is nice looking with wide margins. It is intact with no tears or splits. The Colors are clear and vivid with no appreciable fading. It has three vertical folds and a horizontal fold as well as some light wrinkling. The note is soiled and has some staining especially on the back. It also has two pairs of pinholes in the left margin from staples that were once used to staple the note to something. The staples also left some minor rust spots. The edges show some minor handling and minimum roughness especially at the ends of the folds. The corners are intact with minor rounding but have bumps and minor folds. The note has graffiti in the form of a note in blue ink saying April 1953. A nice note to add to your collection. Please see the scan for additional condition information.
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