Superscribed Banknotes

Australian Superscribed Banknotes

r2a 1915 Collins/Allen Ten Shilling Banknotes


The Australian Government assumed responsibility for banknote issues in 1910. In the four years until 1914, notes from 17 institutions (16 banks and the Queensland Government) were purchased and overprinted with a promise by the Commonwealth Treasury to redeem the value of the note in gold.The superscription was signed by Jas R. Collins, Accountant and Geo. T. Allen, Secretary to the Treasury and dated 1st December, 1910.

£100 £50 £20 £10 £5 £1
Australian Bank of Commerce 459 3,875 7,150 26,500
Bank of Adelaide 3,000 5,250 8,500 29,000 110,000
Bank of Australasia 800 1,140 13,900 42,100 185,700
Bank of New South Wales 1,750 2,100 5,750 28,500 48,250 181,000
Bank of Victoria Limited 4,900 1,850 11,000 13,000 103,000
City Bank of Sydney 480 550 20,700 2,000 35,000
Colonial Bank of Australasia 3,599 2,399 5,199
Commercial Bank of Australia 630 1,540 3,175 8,700 7,200 38,300
Commercial Bank of Tasmania 2,000 3,600 5,000 50,000
C.B.C of Sydney 7,000 11,000 176,000
English, Scottish & Australian Bank 2,899 1,399 5,900 6,799 23,999
London Bank of Australia 250 600 10,500 11,300 27,000
National Bank of Australasia 1,200 3,300 700 14,500 13,900 57,500
Queensland Government 10,000 80,000
Royal Bank of Australia 130 579 1,300 2,800 24,500
Union Bank of Australia 1,300 6,150 9,700 31,000 159,998
Western Australian Bank 5,000 1,500 25,000

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