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John Tong Hon
John Tong Hon

The Bishop of Hong Kong is the head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, and responsible for looking after its spiritual and administrative needs. The Diocese of Hong Kong is nominally part of the ecclesiastical province of Canton and thus is a suffragan of that archdiocese. However, it has been exempt in practice since 1951, when the People's Republic of China severed diplomatic relations with the Holy See. As a crown colony of the United Kingdom at the time, Hong Kong was unaffected by this and relations with the Vatican continued unabated. Consequently, the bishop of Hong Kong answers "directly to the Holy See". The current bishop is John Tong Hon (pictured), who served as the diocese's thirteenth ordinary from 2009 until 2017, and is presently its apostolic administrator following the death of his successor, Michael Yeung, in 2019. Eight men have been Bishop of Hong Kong; another six were heads of its antecedent jurisdictions. Three bishops – John Baptist Wu, Joseph Zen, and John Tong Hon – were elevated to the College of Cardinals. (Full list...)

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Silver certificates are a type of representative money issued between 1878 and 1964 in the United States as part of its circulation of paper currency. This $10 silver certificate, part of the series of 1878, depicts Robert Morris, a Founding Father who served as Superintendent of Finance from 1781 to 1784. The series is known for the ornate engraving on the reverse of the notes. This banknote is part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Banknote design credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; photographed by Andrew Shiva

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