10/- from 1913 to 1927

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1913 Collins/Allen Ten Shilling Banknote

r1a – Mc1 # 1913 Collins/Allen Ten Shilling Banknotes
Presentation Note (With Letter)

r1a 1913 Collins/Allen Ten Shilling Banknotesr1a 1913 Collins/Allen Ten Shilling Banknotes

ObverseCoat of Arms & George V
ReverseGoulburn Weir, Victoria
SignatoriesJames R. Collins, Assistant Secretary
George T. Allen, Secretary to the Treasury
Size194mm [width] 83mm [height]
CompositionPaper
WatermarkNone
Serial NumbersPrefix M followed by 6 numbers – all in red print
Numbers M 000001 to M 000500

Notes :
This note usually has tiny holes. It was pinned to a Treasury letter which had signed by George T. Allen, Secretary to the Treasury. Notes that are still accompanied by this letter command a significant premium. There are approximately 30 notes [presented and circulation issues] that are thought to be in existance.The Coat of Arms displayed on the front of the note was a continuation of the design used on the overprint of superscribed notes in the preceeding three years. There was no official authority for the design used – it did not conform to grants for the Australian Coat of Arms given on either 7th May, 1908 (used on silver coins from 1910) or 19th September, 1912. The ’unofficial’ design was used on all issues up to 1933.

The first 500 notes (Serial numbers M 000006 to M 000500) were allocated by ballot to Parliamentarians and high-ranking officials, who paid for them. They were distributed with an accompanying letter signed by George T. Allen, Secretary of the Treasury. The letter was dated 13th July, 1913.

1927 Kell/Heathershaw Ten Shilling Banknote

r6 1927 Kell/Heathershaw Ten Shilling Banknotes

ObverseCoat of Arms & George V
ReverseGoulburn Weir
SignatoriesJames Kell, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
J. Heathershaw, Secretary to the Treasury
Size180.34mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
CompositionPaper – 75 gsm
WatermarkLight basketweave around edges and ’10/–’ (twice) in centre
Dark ’Commonwealth’ above and ’Australia’ below centre
Serial NumbersPrefix of large A or B over numeral
A/41 923001 to A/51 208800