Australian ten-shilling note

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Ten shillings
(Australia)
Value ½ Australian pound
Width 137 mm
Height 76 mm
Security features Watermark
Paper type Cotton
Years of printing 1913-1966
Obverse
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Design Coat of arms of Australia (1908-12)
Designer ?
Design date 1913 Second issue (1918 note date)
Reverse
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Design Goulburn Weir
Designer ?
Design date 1913 Second issue (1918 note date)

The 10/- banknote was first issued on 1 May 1913 as a blue banknote payable in gold. It was equal to a half sovereign gold coin. The sizes varied but the design was the same for the following issues: 1913-1914 issue was 194×83mm, 1915-1923 197×88 mm, 1923-1933 180×78mm. This issue was payable in gold but subsequent issues were legal tender.

The 1913 note was the world's first officially issued ten-shilling note. The first note, serial number M000001, was printed by Judith Denman, five-year-old daughter of the Governor-General of Australia, Lord Denman.[1]

The last banknote issue had a print of 557,548,000 banknotes.[citation needed][dubious ]

Signature combinations[edit]

James Collins and George Allen (1913, 1915)
John Cerutty and James Collins (1918)
Denison Miller and James Collins (1923)
Kell and James Collins (1926)
Kell and James Heathershaw (1927)
Ernest Riddle and James Heathershaw (1928)
Ernest Riddle and Harry Sheehan (1933, 1934, 1936)
Harry Sheehan and Stuart McFarlane (1939)
Hugh Armitage and Stuart McFarlane (1942)
H.C. Coombs and George Watt (1949)
H.C. Coombs and Roland Wilson (1952, 1954, 1961)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Cockington, Sydney Morning Herald, Money, 1 May 2013. "Note's sale is a sale of note". Retrieved 28 November 2014

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Preceded by
Ten shilling note (British)
Ten Shillings (Australian)
1910–1965
Succeeded by
One Dollar Note (Australian)