Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 1949 Ten Dollar Banknote P179Aa VF
Description: A very fine banknote from Hong Kong. This is The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 1st July1949 ten 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 dark green design on multicolored and orange underprint with the image of a woman holding sheaf of grain within an oval in the top left corner and the arms of Hong Kong right of center near the top of the front. The back is also dark green on multicolored underprint with the image of an old bank building in the center and a winged angel on top. This particular note has the serial number R/H 487,240 displayed twice on the front in black but not on the back. The note has two printed signatures displayed on the front. It is dated 1st July 1949. The banknote has a watermark located in the squared frame to the left on the back, which displays a helmeted warrior's head with the number 10 under it. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1 July 1949.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 1/4" by ~4 1/4".
Pick Number: P 179Aa and is listed as B658n in the Banknote Book.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping for first class shipments are generally very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. So please check the shipping cost to your location before bidding. I would grade this banknote as a nice very fine with all the details being still well preserved. The note has creases and folds both vertical and horizontal. The note is soiled and shows staining especially on the back. The corners show some light rounding and bumps. The edges show roughness with the top edge showing a small loss at the center and tears at the left and right edges at the center (basically at the end of the fold) that are short and do not reach the design. The note has np pinholes, no graffiti and no major stains or additional problems. A nice note to add to your collection. Please see the scan for additional condition information.
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