Australian Pre Federation Banknote.
Bank of Issue: The London Chartered Bank of Australia. Denomination: One Pound.
Circa: 1st January 1880.
Banknote Description: One Pound Colour Trial Specimen.* Multi Coloured.
Grade: almost Uncirculated.
The first Colour Trial Specimen issued for The Series of London Chartered Bank of Australia. Circa 1880-1889.
This banknote has significant importance in the design of Australian Pre Federation banknotes.
The Colour Trial Specimen was designed by Bacon/Wheeler. London. England.
It was the pre-cursor for all One Pound General Issue Banknotes. Circa 1880-1889. Best described as Extremely Rare.
After this time leading into 1908, all banknotes changed in colour, dimensions & paper type.
Historical Notation: The banknote we offer is rarely seen as a Colour Trial Specimen.
Accompanied by the Original Certificate of Authenticity issued on purchase in 2006.
A rare opportunity to purchase such a wonderful part of Australian banknote history.