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.
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 R07. Ten Shilling-Half Sovereign Red Overprint. Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Serial Number: A99 324965. Grade: gEF.
Code: TRN. R05. Ten Shilling-Half Sovereign Red Overprint. Signatures: Kell/Collins. Serial Number: A32 280730. Grade: near Very Fine.
Reference: R07. Code: TRN. King George V. Ten Shilling Half Sovereign. Serial Number: A99 324965. Circa: 1928. Grade: Extra Fine. Banknote Description: Dimensions: 180By78mm. Basic Colour: Brown, with red surrounds denoting Half Sovereign. This design was known as Harrison Issue, as it was designed & printed by TS Harrison Limited, the appointed printer by The […]
King George V Riddle/Sheehan C64 876 477
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 D1 146168
King George V Riddle/Sheehan C54971676
Renniks: R303b. Banknote Description: Ten Shilling (Half Sovereign). Circa: 1918. Signatures: Cerruty/Collins. Serial Number: N 359084 C Grade: Very Fine. RR: $7000.00. Source: Renniks 27th Edition Coin & Banknote Catalogue 2017.