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Centenary Bank Note Sale Sparks Hong Kong Buying Frenzy

Hundreds of Hong Kong people attracted by instant fourfold returns lined up overnight for banknotes commemorating the Bank of China Ltd.’s 100th anniversary.

People were seen selling the special HK$100 notes, sold by the bank at HK$150 ($19.35) each, for as much as HK$700 apiece outside the lender’s Central district headquarters yesterday. Customers were restricted to buying two notes each. One was advertised at $149.99 on EBay Inc.’s Hong Kong site.