Australia, 10 shillings note, mid 20th century Manufacturer: Commonwealth of Australia
Printer: Note Printing Australia (Australian, founded 1913)
Magistrate: Harold J. Sheehan, Australian
Magistrate: Secretary to the Treasury Stuart McFarlane, Australian

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Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

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20th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: 1/2 is printed in each corner of the note. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA is printed in the top centre of the note, above 10/, which is above THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR/TEN SHILLINGS/IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND IN ALL/TERRITORIES UNDER CONTROL OF/THE COMMONWEALTH. In the bottom centre of the note is the Australian coat of arms, which depicts a kangaroo and an emu. On the left side of the note is a bust l. of King George VI.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: 1/2 is printed in each corner of the note, and 10/ is printed on the left side of the note. In the centre of the note, there is an image of five men working in a factory, above /MANUFATURES/ AND /TEN SHILLINGS/.


Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., by 2001; transferred to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
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money, paper money

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