|Australian Half sovereign - Ten shillings banknote|
Australian Ten Shillings banknote 1927 overprinted in red with "Half Sovereign"
King George V
King George V
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 1923-1933 Issue
Obverse: Medallion profile portrait of His Majesty King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal, R.A., Sculptor to the King & Coat of arms of Australia at left. The nominal value at center and in each corner of the banknote. Signatories: Sir Ernest Cooper Riddle, Governor Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Mr. James Thomas Heathershaw, third Secretary to the Australian Government Department of the Treasury (1926–1932).
Reverse: Goulburn Weir near Nagambie, Victoria, Australia.
The Goulburn Weir was built between 1887 and early 1891 across the Goulburn River near Nagambie, Victoria, Australia. It was the first major diversion structure built for irrigation development in Australia. The weir also forms Lake Nagambie where rowing regattas and waterskiing tournaments are held. The weir is 209 metres long by about 16 metres high. The structure also contained one of the first hydro-electric turbines in the southern hemisphere, used to supply power for lifting and lighting.
Watermark: Light basketweave around edges and "10/–" (twice) in centre Dark "Commonwealth" above and "Australia" below centre.
Size: 180 mm x 78 mm.
Printer: These notes were designed and printed by the Australian Note Printer, Thomas Harrison, who also printed the first series of notes. The 1923/24 series came to be known as the "Harrison Series".
Australian banknotes - Australia paper money
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
ND (1923-1927) King George V facing left - Signature title at left "Chairman of Directors. Note Issue Dept. Commonwealth Bank of Australia"
Half Sovereign One Pound 5 Pounds 10 Pounds 1000 Pounds
ND (1925-1933) King George V facing left - Signature title at left "Governor Commonwealth Bank of Australia"