Malta 1 Pound banknote 1949 Queen Elizabeth II

Malta Banknotes 1 Pound banknote 1949 Queen Elizabeth II and the George Cross
Malta money currency 1 Pound banknote 1949

Malta Banknotes 1 Pound banknote 1949 Queen Elizabeth II
Government of Malta

Obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the George Cross that had been awarded to the people and the defenders of Malta in April 1942. Denominations in numerals are in all corners. Centered in words.
Reverse: Aerial view of Marsa industrial Estate. Denomination in numeral is in lower left corner. Lower right in words.
Watermark: Allegorical head of Malta - Melita.
Signatures: Governor: Dr. Philip L Hogg.
Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, New Malden in Surrey, England.
Size: 139 х 76 mm.

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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