Malta 5 Pounds banknote 1949 Queen Elizabeth II

Malta 5 Pounds banknotes Queen Elizabeth
Malta 5 Pounds Banknote Grand Harbour, La Valletta

Malta 5 Pounds Banknote L. 1949 Queen Elizabeth II (1961 & 1963) Government of Malta

Obverse: Blue on multicolor underprint. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at right, George's Cross at center.
Reverse: Grand Harbour, La Valletta. Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour on the island of Malta. It has been used as a harbour since at least Phoenician times. The natural harbour has been greatly improved with extensive docks and wharves, and has been massively fortified.
Watermark: Allegorical head of Malta - Melita.
signature: D. A. Shepherd (1961)
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson, New Malden

Malta banknotes - Malta paper money
The 1949 Ordinance was passed to ‘stamp’ a permanent existence on the issue of Maltese currency notes, which had always been a temporary measure to make up for the scarcity of coinage. A Currency Board was set up to oversee and control the issue of currency notes.
In 1951, the £1 and 10s denomination notes were issued, bearing the portrait of King George VI and a reproduction of the George Cross. The £1 note was brown and the 10s note was green. In 1954, the notes were re-issued with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, to mark her visit to Malta. The notes were printed by Thomas De la Rue & Co Ltd, as had been the 1951 notes.
In 1961, £5 notes were issued to facilitate economic activity, while in 1963, new editions of the £1 and 10s notes were issued, all forming part of the ‘Pictorial Series’ bearing the portrait by Pietro Annigoni of Queen Elizabeth II. The 1961 and 1963 notes were printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd.

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