Issued Bank: The National Bank of Australasia.
Denomination: Ten Pound.
Full Multi Coloured Specimen.
The National Bank of Australasia Ltd.
1893 Ten Pound Specimen Note
Australian Pre Federation Banks of Issue
During the 1800s many private and state Government banks were established to replace an inadequate barter system, as no currency medium in any form, had been provided for use in the colonies. “The newly established banks introduced a variety of legal tender paper notes, which were traded until the late 1800s when the financial crash of 1889 forced many banks to close their doors. Pre Federation notes originated in England where they were painstakingly engraved and printed before being shipped to Australia to begin their commercial use. Pre Federation notes form part of Australia’s earliest banknote history and are highly prized numismatic rarities in these times. This 1879 Ten Pound Specimen Note is one of the finest examples in its category.
Domiciled: Adelaide, SA
Engraved: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co Engravers London