1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknote
|Signatories||H. J. Sheehan, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
S. G. McFarlane, Secretary to the Treasury
|Size||180.34mm [width] 78.74mm [height]|
|Composition||Paper – 75 gsm|
|Watermark||Head of Captain Cook in right oval
’TEN POUNDS’ behind each signature
|Serial Numbers||Prefix of V over numeral
V/3 076001 to V/5 189000
It was four years after the death of King George V before the design on the front of the ten pound note was modified. George VI’s portrait replaced that of the George V and the watermark was changed to Captain James Cook. The design of the note remained unchanged throughout his reign, with only the signatories being modified. The first signature combination – Sheehan/McFarlane – was printed in red, while the remaining combinations until 1954 were printed in black.
Approximately 21,924,000 ten pound notes were produced between 1940 and 1954 when a new design with Captain Arthur Phillip on the front and an industry and science theme on the back was introduced.
|First serial prefix V/3 # r58F – Mc81a|
|Last circulation serial prefix V/5 # r58L – Mc81b|
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