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1958 Currency Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 5 Dollars Banknote P 180a

  • $ 219.99

Description: A extremely fine or much better banknote from Hong Kong. This is The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 7th August, 1958 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 001907 displayed in black twice on the front but not on the back and is series L/H. The note has two signatures displayed on the front. It is dated 7TH AUGUST 1958. The banknote has a watermark located left of center on the front, which displays a helmeted warrior's head. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 7TH AUGUST 1958.

Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.

Size: The banknote measures ~7" by ~4".

Pick Number: P 180a and is listed in the Banknote Book as B656t.

Condition: I would grade this banknote as a nice extremely fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved. The note, which is fully original, shows practically no wear. It has what looks like very light vertical folds but no horizontal folds. These very light and difficult to see folds are the reason we are grading the note as XF+++ instead of UNC. The note is clean, has no stains, no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. The note is crisp and has its full sheen. The edges are intact and show no roughness and its corners are intact, fully squared with minimum rounding if any. This banknote does not appear to have been circulated and we are at a loss to explain the 5 light vertical folds, but they are there once you examine the note closely. Its colors are a vivid and all there with no fading. All in all, a great banknote, which would make a good addition to your collection. Please see the scans for additional condition information.


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