Ten Shilling Banknotes King George V. circa 1913-1936
Australian currency began in 1913 two years after Federation, with the introduction of the Ten Shilling or Half Sovereign as it was then commonly known.
During this period of 26 years The Commonwealth of Australia had seven signature combinations from our first signature combination of Collins/Allen in 1913, with the last signature combination of Riddle/Sheehan in 1936.
During this period of paper currency manufacture and distribution under the auspice’ of The Commonwealth Bank of Australia 350 million banknotes were distributed to a then population of only seven million people.
The first issued banknote of a Ten Shilling signed by Collins/Allen with the serial number M000001 in Uncirculated condition was sold by means of private treaty auction, the highest tendered offer was accepted of $760.000.00. In July 2014.
CODE: BP9002. Renniks Number: R05. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknote. Half Sovereign/Ten Shilling Signatures: Kell/Collins. Circa: 1926. Grade: Fine with pinholes. RR: $1250.00. Source: Renniks 28th edition Coin and Banknote Catalogue. 2018.( Notation pinholes detract -$500.00.)= $750.00. Serial: A32 222618
Renniks Number: R06. Code: BP9002. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknote. Half Sovereign/Ten Shillings Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Circa: 1927. Grade: Fine. RR: $500.00. Source: Renniks 28th edition Coin and Banknote Catalogue. 2018. Serial: A60 934186
Pre-Decimal Banknote. Renniks: R26. Denomination: One Pound. Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Circa: 1928. Grade: Uncirculated. Serial Numbers: K/9529267/52968. RR: $11000.00. (Pair). Source: Renniks 27th Edition Coin & Banknote Catalogue. 2017.
Pre-Decimal Banknote. Renniks: R07. Denomination: Ten Shilling-Half Sovereign. Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Circa: 1928. Grade: Uncirculated. Serial Number: A/60 347616. RR: $19000.00. Source Renniks 27th Edition Coin & Banknote Catalogue. 2017.
Code: TRN. R05. Ten Shilling-Half Sovereign Red Overprint. Signatures: Kell/Collins. Serial Number: A32 280730. Grade: near Very Fine.
Ten shilling Kell/Collins First Prefix A28 468652
King George V Riddle/Sheehan C64 876 477
Ten shilling Riddle/Heathershaw. B31 542031
Denomination: Ten Shilling. Signature: Armitage/McFarlane. Circa 1942. Second year of issue King George VI. Grade: aUnciculated. Serial Number: F25 781834. Recommended Retail $800.00. Our Price: $500.00. King George VI Armitage/McFarlane F25 781834
King George VI Sheehan/McFarlane F5 116778
Signatures: Collins/Allen. Red Overprint HALF SOVEREIGN. Serial Number: M 730588
This banknote shows some wear and tear, but is a good buy for your collection. Ten Shillings Riddle Heathershaw 1928 Riddle/Heathershaw A67 399457
King George V Riddle/Sheehan C54971676
Renniks: R03b. Banknote Description: Ten Shilling (Half Sovereign). Circa: 1918. Signatures: Cerruty/Collins. Serial Number: N 359084 C Grade: Very Fine. RR: $4500.00. Source: Renniks 28th Edition Coin & Banknote Catalogue 2018.