This 139-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oriental Bank, Oriental Bank Corporation, Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Mercantile Bank of India, Mercantile Bank Limited, The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, The Chartered Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Agra and United Service Bank, Bank of Hindustan, China and Japan, Asiatic Banking Corporation, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Commercial Bank Corporation of India and the East, National Bank of China, Government of Hong Kong, and Bank of China. Revised 02.12.2019.
Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
- Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
- Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
- Specific identification of all vignette elements
- Security features described in full
- Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
- Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
- Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
- Date reproduced exactly as on note
- Precise date of introduction noted when known
- Replacement note information
- Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
- Background information for historical and cultural context
- Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
- Bibliographic sources listed for further research
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