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14 February 2019
 
The Community Chest Launches Limited Edition “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets”
Three Note-issuing Banks Donate New Banknotes for Charity
 
On its 50th Anniversary year, The Community Chest is going to launch the limited edition “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets” to raise funds through new banknotes donated by the three note-issuing banks (NIBs). All funds raised will go to benefitting 161 member social welfare agencies of The Community Chest to provide “Children and Youth Services”, “Elderly Services”, “Family and Child Welfare Services”, “Medical and Health Services”, “Rehabilitation and Aftercare Services” and “Community Development and Other Services”, without any deduction of administrative costs.
 
The Chest would like to thank the NIBs - Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited for their generous donation of new HK$1,000 and HK$500 banknotes with matching serial numbers, and the debut launch of 35-in-1 Uncut HK$500 banknotes to support the “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets” charity campaign.
 
Interested parties please note the following information, and visit campaign website: https://newbanknotes.commchest.org for more details.
 
Four banknote sets will be launched in the first phase for public bidding / subscription:
 
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Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Auspicious Matching Number)
 -   Each set consists of three pieces of HK$1,000 banknote from each NIB, with auspicious and matching serial number
 -   Minimum bidding price: HK$12,800 per set
 -   Quantity: 50 Sets (Each person can bid for more than one serial number)
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Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Matching Number)
 -   Each set consists of three pieces of HK$1,000 banknote from each NIB, with matching serial number (Banknotes sets are allocated randomly.  Selection or exchange of serial number is not allowed)
 -   Subscription price: HK$8,800 per set
 -   Quantity: 150 Sets (Each person can subscribe up to two sets only)
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Eternity Collection - 35-in-1 Uncut HK$500 Banknote Set (First time available for charity purpose)
 -   Each set consists of three pieces of 35-in-1 uncut HK$500 banknotes, issued by each of the three NIBs respectively, without matching serial number.  This is the first time HK$500 uncut banknotes are made available for chairty purpose.
 -   Subscription price: HK$88,000 per set
 -   Quantity: a maximum of 50 sets (Each person can subscribe up to two sets only)
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Eternity Collection - HK$500 Banknote Set (Matching Number)
 -   Each set consists of three pieces of HK$500 banknote from each NIB, with matching serial number
 -   Subscription price: HK$3,800 per set
 -   Quantity: 300 sets (Each person can subscribe up to two sets only)
 
Interested parties can submit bidding / subscription application from 18 February to 22 March 2019 (12:00 noon) by:
 
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Mail application: Applicable to all New Banknote Charity Collective Sets.  Application form can be downloaded from event website https://newbanknotes.commchest.org or obtained at the Chest’s office.
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Online application: Only applicable to subscription of Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (HK$8,800) and Eternity Collection - HK$500 Banknote Set (HK$3,800).  Applicants must submit their applications via the event website https://newbanknotes.commchest.org, and payment will be charged immediately.
 
For bidding of Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Auspicious Matching Number), each person can bid for more than one serial number.
 
For subscription of Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Matching Number); Eternity Collection - 35-in-1 Uncut HK$500 Banknote Set and Eternity Collection - HK$500 Banknote Set, each person can subscribe up to six sets (two sets per each category of charity set).
 
If there is over subscription for a particular charity set of “Imperial Collection” and “Eternity Collection”, or more than one bid with same amount for a particular number of “Imperial Collection”, the set will be allocated by a draw to be monitored by KPMG.
 
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Auspicious Matching Numbers for public bidding
   AA003200   
   AA180033   
   AA380033   
   AA880036   
   AA003223
   AA180080
   AA380066
   AA880081
   AA003233
   AA181108
   AA380098
   AA880082
   AA003266
   AA280008
   AA680008
   AA880083
   AA003283
   AA280018
   AA680028
   AA980008
   AA003288
   AA280033
   AA680030
   AA980018
   AA081118
   AA280038
   AA680033
   AA980020
   AA088000
   AA280068
   AA680038
   AA980022
   AA088083
   AA280080
   AA680080
   AA980028
   AA088098
   AA380008
   AA880013
   AA980030
   AA110818
   AA380018
   AA880018
   AA980033
   AA180008
   AA380022
   AA880030
   AA980080
   AA180022
   AA380032
 
 
 
Imperial Collection - HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Auspicious Matching Number) with limited quantity: 50 sets at minimum bidding price: HK$12,800 per set; HK$1,000 Banknote Set (Matching Number) with limited quantity: 150 sets at subscription price: HK$8,800 per set.
 
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Eternity Collection – the debut launch of 35-in-1 Uncut HK$500 Banknote Set with a maximum of 50 sets at subscription price: HK$88,000 per set.
 
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Eternity Collection - HK$500 Banknote Set (Matching Number) with limited quantity: 300 sets at subscription price: HK$3,800 per set.
 
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government.  Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development.  The Chest’s administration expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments.  This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.  For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.  
 
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