1960 Hong Kong 5 Dollars Banknote The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Pick Number 181a Beautiful Crisp About Uncirculated or Better Currency Note
Description: A nice crisp about uncirculated or much better banknote from Hong Kong. This is The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation June 29, 19460 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 the new bank building in the center and a winged angel on top. This particular note has the serial number 860284 displayed in black twice on the front but not on the back and is series AV. The note has two signatures displayed on the front. It is dated 29th June 1960. The banknote has a watermark which displays a helmeted warrior's head. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 29th June 1960.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/2" by ~3 1/8".
Pick Number: P 181a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a beautiful about uncirculated or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note retains all of its original stiffness and crispiness. It has no folds, no wrinkling, no graffiti, no soiling, no stains, no pinholes, and no tears or splits. The corners are fully squared and have no appreciable rounding. The edges are intact with no roughness what so ever. The only issue we see is a three light bumps at top left and right corners and bottom right corner and hence our AU grade instead of Unc. The bumps were most likely due to poor handling and not due to circulation. A great note to add to your collection. Please see the scans for additional condition information.