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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.

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Renniks: R07. Ten Shilling.        Riddle/Heathershaw.     King George V. Circa: 1923. Serial Number: B/28 696716. Grade: Extra Fine. RR: $19000.00.   Source: Renniks 28th edition 2018. Sale Price:  $7000.00.      This price represents both the RR, and below any current market price, for a genuine and certified Extra Fine.   Notation: Serial Number B/28 697616 is a beautifully [...]

R007 | EF | 1923
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Renniks Number: R: 11. Code: SK. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknotes (Pair). Denomination: Ten Shilling. Signatures: Riddle/Sheehan. Circa: 1936.         King George V. Serial Numbers: D/82 932632/33. Grade: Uncirculated. RR: $15000.00. Source: Renniks 29th edition 2019

R011 | Unc | 1938
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Renniks Number: R11. Code: TRN. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknote. Denomination: Ten Shillings. Signatures: Riddle/Sheehan. Circa 1936. Serial Number: D76 717747. Grade: Uncirculated. RR: $7500.00. Source: Renniks 30th edition.2020. Sale Price: $6250.00. Save: $1250.00. A revised edition from the Treasure Trove of TRN. We note there is one similar banknote-of the same grade. With a [...]

R011 | Unc | 1936
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Australian Pre Decimal Star* Banknote Replacement.

R014s | Fine | 1949
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Renniks Number: R05. Banknote Description: Australian Pre-Decimal Half Sovereign. Ten Shilling. Signatures: Kell/Collins. Circa: 1926. Serial Number: A/32 493654. Grade: Extra Fine. RR $6,000. Source Renniks 30th edition. 2020. Our Price: $5,000. Notation: A lovely banknote, completely square edges, minimum wear. The reverse side has both colour brilliance with clear definition. As a new posting [...]

R005 | EF | 1926
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$7,500.00 $2,000.00

*Grading of Fine has been authenticated including all square edges. SOLD

R013s | Fine | 1942
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Renniks Number: R06. Banknote Description: Australian Pre-Decimal Half Sovereign. Ten Shilling. Signatures: Kell/Heathershaw. Circa : 1927. Serial Number: A/49 811969. Grade: Extra Fine.. RR $19,000. Source: Renniks 30th edition 2020. Our Price: $15,000. Notation: The Riddle/Heathershaw Ten Shilling Issue, is the rarest of all issued banknotes Circa-1923-1933. With the exception of Riddle/Sheehan. I believe in [...]

R006 | EF | 1927
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Ten Shillings: Pre Decimal Banknote. Denomination: Ten Shilling ( Half Sovereign Red Borders). Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Grade: a Uncirculated. Serial Number: A/60 016271. Renniks Number: R07. RR: $10000.00.       Source: Renniks 30th edition.2020. Sale Price: $6000.00.   Save: $4000.00. Notation: This banknote in the superior grade of a Uncirculated, is has been rarely seen on the Australian Numismatic [...]

R007 | aUNC
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Renniks Number: R16s. Code: SK. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Star* Banknote Replacement. Signatures: Coombs/Wilson. Circa: 1954. Serial Number: AC/90 28318* Grade: almost Uncirculated. RR: $18,000. Source: Renniks 30th edition 2020. Sale Price: $12,000. Notation: The rarity of an R16s* in this superior grade, with average returns from 1977 to 2020 . Of 17.67%. Please [...]

R016s | aUNC | 1954
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Code: SK. Renniks Number: R15s Australian Pre Decimal Star* Banknote Replacement. Signatures: Coombs/Wilson. King George VI. Circa : 1952. Serial Number: A/8 79793* Grade: Extra Fine. RR: $11,000. Source Renniks 30th edition 2020. Sale Price: $10.000. Notation: This a beautiful banknote, TRN grade as Extra Fine. Perfectly square edges, the lustre is there. The tactile [...]

R015S | EF | 1952
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Renniks Number: R26. Code: MB. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknote. King George V. Gold Series. Circa: 1927. Denomination: One Pound.         Signatures: Riddle/Heathershaw. Circa: 1927. Serial Numbers: K/9 529627/68. Grade: Grade: FCU- Flat Crisp Uncirculated- Few banknotes are ever graded above Uncirculated. Source: PMG.USA. Source Material. This banknote qualifies as the highest grade in the [...]

R026 | Unc | 1928
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RENNIKS NUMBER: R07. Code: MB. Banknote Description: Australian Pre Decimal Banknote. King George V. Gold Series. 1928. Denomination: Ten Shilling HALF SOVEREIGN. FCU- Flat Crisp Uncirculated- Few banknotes are ever graded above Uncirculated. Source: PMG.USA. Source Material. This banknote qualifies as the highest grade in the scale. Serial Number: A/60 347616. RR: $19000.00. Source: Renniks [...]

R007 | FCU, Unc | 1928
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Code: TRN. R05. Ten Shilling-Half Sovereign Red Overprint. Signatures: Kell/Collins. Serial Number:  A32 280730. Grade: Fine. A lovely conditioned banknote for this grade, totally natural, 2 pinholes(Mortgage payments) This ad’s to the natural beauty of this banknote. A revised addition for 2021 from the Treasure Trove of TRN RR: $1250.00. Sale Price: $400.00. Save: $850.00..

R005 | F
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King George V Riddle/Sheehan C64 876 477

R010 | Unc | 1934
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Ten shilling Riddle/Heathershaw. B31 542031

R007 | EF
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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

R013 | aUNC | 1942
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King George VI Sheehan/McFarlane F5 116778

R012 | EF | 1939
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Signatures: Collins/Allen. Red Overprint HALF SOVEREIGN. Serial Number: M 730588

R002d | VF | 1915
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This banknote shows some wear and tear, but is a good buy for your collection. Ten Shillings Riddle Heathershaw 1928 Riddle/Heathershaw A67 399457

R007 | VF | 1928
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A great addition to a collector’s portfolio in this grade.   King George V Riddle/Sheehan D1 146168

R011 | EF | 1936
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King George V Riddle/Sheehan C54971676

R010 | VF | 1934
$2,500.00

King George V Riddle/Sheehan D93063052

R011 | EF | 1936
$6,000.00

King George V Riddle/Sheehan C60174102

R010 | EF | 1934
$2,500.00

This is good value for a banknote of this age. King George V Cerutty/Collins Half Sovereign N 652469 C

R003b | F | 1918
$2,500.00

Commonwealth Bank. Black Ink Signatures Half Sovereign Kell/Collins A37754688

R005 | VF | 1926
$6,000.00

King George V Riddle/Heathershaw A99324965

R007 | EF | 1928
$1,300.00

Half Sovereign Kell/Collins A32280730

R005 | F | 1926
$1,700.00

King George V Miller/Collins: A4618446

R004 | F | 1923