100 years of HKD100 banknotes

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About this collection

HSBC started issuing banknotes in 1865 to open up new opportunities for regional trade. We quickly became Hong Kong’s principal note issuer. Notes were easier and more practical to use than silver, and were trusted by local merchants as a stable currency unit. Explore this selection of HKD100 banknotes to see how our designs have evolved over time, reflecting developments in local culture and commerce.