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James Kell – Circa 1924-1927

Signature of James Kell

James Kell was appointed Governor of the Commonwealth Bank following the death of Sir Dennison Miller, which office he held until his retirement on the 31st May 1967.

In 1924 the control of banknote issue was changed slightly in that it became vested in Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Because of this change, James Kell is described on some issues as Chairman of Directors of the Note Issue Department of the Commonwealth Bank.

History of Australian Banknotes Signatures Part 1

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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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Renniks Number: R024. CODE: MS. Banknote Description: Australin Pre Decimal Banknote Issue. Signatures: Kell/Collins. Circa: 1928. Serial Number: H/57 475752. Grade: Very Fine. RR: $1600.00. Source: Renniks 30th edition. 2021. Sale Price: $1200.00. Save: $400.00. Notation: This a lovely banknote in a grade of Very Fine, as a first listing of TRN for 2021. Priced to [...]

R024 | VF | 1928
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Australian Pre Decimal banknotes of this era in premium quality grades are very scarce and highly prized for their investment potential. George V’s reign represented a significant time in Australia’s currency history. In 1923 he became the first monarch to feature on Australia’s Commonwealth banknote issues. Before 1910, banknotes were issued by private banks and [...]

R054 | gVF | 1925
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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

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

R005 | VF | 1926

There are two small tears on the bottom of this banknote. The discount price reflects this minor damage. King George V Kell/Collins QO965344 Circa: 1924 Grade: VF Denomination: 5 pounds

R038a | VF | 1924

Half Sovereign Kell/Collins A32280730

R005 | F | 1926