The recently revealed new Hong Kong banknotes have caused quite the stir. Due to come into circulation from the end of the year for the larger denominations and 2019 for the smaller ones, the notes feature a brain with binary code in it ($1,000), the Global Geopark ($500), Cantonese opera ($100), a butterfly ($50) and a yum cha meal ($20). While we don’t necessarily have a problem with what’s been chosen – though many others have astutely pointed out that the Geopark note makes it look like the city is sinking into the ocean – there's definitely an argument that better choices could have been made. Here’re some of the less ridiculous ideas we came up with.
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