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16 September 2020
 
The Community Chest Launches “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets” Phase Two
 
The Community Chest of Hong Kong is launching the “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets” Phase Two to raise funds for the needy. With the issuance of all the five denominations of the 2018 Banknote Series, Hong Kong’s three note-issuing banks (NIBs) –  Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, Th­e Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited have generously donated banknotes to Th­e Community Chest to support the “New Banknote Charity Collective Sets” charity campaign.
 
The campaign provides three charity sets under the “Excellence Collection” and “Supreme Collection” for public bidding and subscription, including the debut launch of 40-in-1 uncut HK$50 banknotes. All funds raised will be allocated to over 160 social welfare member agencies, without deduction of administrative costs.
 
For more details, please refer to below information and visit the campaign website: https://newbanknotes.commchest.org       
                  
 
 
Excellence Collection
  • 40-in-1 Uncut HK$50 Banknote Set
 
A maximum of 300 sets only
Subscription Price: HK$16,888 per set
Supreme Collection
  • Complete Set of New Banknote Series – Auspicious and Matching Serial Number
  • Complete Set of New Banknote Series – Matching Serial Number
 
 
 
30 sets only
A maximum of 170 sets only
 
 
 
 
Minimum Bidding Price: HK$38,888 per set
Subscription Price: HK$28,888 per set
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Application Methods
 
Interested parties can submit bidding / subscription application from 21 September to 23 October 2020 (12:00 noon) by:
 
  • 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.
  • Online application – Only applicable to subscription of Excellence Collection –  40-in-1 Uncut HK$50 Banknote Set (HK$16,888). Applicants must submit their applications via the campaign website, along with online payment.
Bidding and Subscription Details
 
  • Bidding – Each person can bid for more than one serial number. The banknote set will go to the highest bidder if more than one bid are received. If two or more bids with same amount for a particular number are received, the set will be allocated by a draw to be attended by KPMG.
  • Subscription – Each person can subscribe up to four sets (two sets per each category of charity set). If there is over subscription for a particular charity set, the set will be allocated by a draw to be attended by KPMG.
 
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Excellence Collection
40-in-1 Uncut HK$50 Banknote Set
 

 
 
  • Each set consists of three pieces of 40-in-1 uncut HK$50 banknotes, issued by each of the three NIBs respectively, without matching serial number. This is the first time HK$50 uncut banknotes made available for charity purpose.
  • Quantity: A maximum of 300 sets (Each person can subscribe up to two sets only)
  • Subscription Price: HK$16,888
 
 Supreme Collection
Complete Set of New Banknote Series (Auspicious Number)

 
  • Each set consists of 15 banknotes with all the 5 denominations – HK$1,000, HK$500, HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 – from each of the three NIBs, with auspicious and matching serial number.
  • Quantity: 30 sets (Each person can bid for more than one serial number)
  • Minimum Bidding Price: HK$38,888 per set
 
 
Auspicious Serial Numbers   
AA088008
AA280082
AA880022
AA088028
AA280088
AA880028
AA088038
AA380000
AA880038
AA088068
AA380028
AA880068
AA088088
AA380038
AA880080
AA180000
AA380088
AA880088
AA180018
AA680000
AA880099
AA180088
AA680068
AA980000
AA280000
AA680088
AA980088
AA280028
AA880000
AA980098
 
Supreme Collection
Complete Set of New Banknote Series
 
  • Each set consists of 15 banknotes with all the 5 denominations – HK$1,000, HK$500, HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 – from each of the three NIBs, with matching serial number.
  • Quantity: A maximum of 170 sets (Each person can subscribe up to two sets only)
  • Subscription Price: HK$28,888 per set
      Note: Banknotes sets are allocated randomly. Selection or exchange of serial number is not allowed.
      Please visit campaign website for serial numbers: https://newbanknotes.commchest.org.
 
 
 
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. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 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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