The new banknote designs of Bank of China (Hong Kong) feature beautiful natural scenery, showcasing the unique and fascinating side of Hong Kong. They reflect increasing global awareness of environmental sustainability and the pursuit of harmony between humanity and the natural world. The front panels of the new banknotes show the Bank of China Tower and the bauhinia while the back panels highlight the spectacular landscape of Hong Kong. BOCHK has adopted modern design and printing technology to create the simple but elegant patterns on the new banknotes in soft colour tones.
The new HK$1000 and HK$500 banknotes were put into circulation starting from late 2010 and early 2011 respectively. The new HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 banknotes will go into circulation starting from November 2011. The existing series of banknotes remain as legal tender and will continue to circulate along with the new series.