Australia 10 Shillings banknote 1942 King George VI

Australia 10 Shillings banknote 1942 King George VI
Australia 10 Shillings

Commonwealth of Australia 10 Shillings banknote 1942 King George VI
Commonwealth Bank  of Australia 1938-1952 Issue

Obverse: Portrait of King George VI at right. In the middle, lower, is the Coat of arms of Australia. Denominations in numerals are in all corners and top, centered. In words is also centered. Signatories: Mr. Hugh Traill Armitage, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Mr. S. G. McFarlane, Secretary to the Treasury.
Reverse: Manufactures - artwork by Frank Manley based on bas-relief panels originally designed by artist Paul Raphael Montford. These panels represented various sectors of the Australian economic life.
Watermark: Portrait of Captain James Cook in left oval, "HALF" behind each signature.
Size: 137 mm × 76 mm.
Printer: John Ash, Australian Note Printer, Melbourne, Australia.

  This new Ash series was issued mainly to replace George V by George VI on the front of the notes. This photographic 'collage' of King George VI was used as a reference image for the 1939 notes.
  It was created by superimposing the (head) portrait of George VI on the torso taken from a photograph of Edward VIII, whose abdication in 1936 led to the need for a new note design featuring George VI.
  The watermark profile of Edward, the Prince of Wales was also replaced with that of Captain Cook. (Museum of Australian currency notes).

Australian banknotes - Australia paper money
ND (1938-1952) King George VI Issue

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