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½ Sovereign

Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1923-1925
Value ½ Sovereign (10 Shillings) (0.5)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Paper
Size 176 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 10,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
P# 15
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

George V at right
Royal arms of Australia at left

Lettering:
The Commonwealth of Australia
Australian Note
The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia promise to pay the bearer
Half a Sovereign
in gold coin on Demand at the Head Office of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Reverse

Goulburn Weir

Comments

This design was known as the "Harrison Issue" because it was designed by the Australian Note Printer T.S. Harrison. The two previous designs were "Treasury Issues". Until 1933, these issues  & the two previous designs promised to pay the bearer in gold coin.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1923-1925)  P#10 Signatures Miller and Collins
ND (1926)  P#15a Signatures Kell and Collins
ND (1927)  P#15b Signatures Kell and Heathershaw
ND (1927)  P#15c Signatures Riddle and Heathershaw
ND (1933)  P#15d Signatures Riddle and Sheehan

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