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10 Shillings - Elizabeth II Series C; portrait

10 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Series C; portrait) -  obverse10 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Series C; portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Type Standard banknote
Years 1961-1970
Value 10 Shillings (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 11-22-1970
References P# 373
  • 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

Brown on multicolour underprint. Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II at right, seated figure of Britannia at left.

Lettering:
BANK OF ENGLAND
I promise to pay the Bearer on Demand
the sum of
Ten shillings
LONDON
For the Govr. and Compa. of the
BANK of ENGLAND

Engraver: Robert Austin

Reverse

Britannia seated with shield, holding spear and olive branch, in circle at centre right.

Lettering:
BANK OF ENGLAND
SHILLINGS
10
TEN Shillings

Engraver: Robert Austin

Comments

First and only issued Bank of England 10 Shilling note to carry portrait of monarch.
Watermark: Laureate heads in continuous vertical row at left.
Date first issued: 12 October 1961.
Date last issued: 13 October 1969.
Date ceased to be legal tender: 22 November 1970.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1961-1962)  17% P#373a - sig. L.K. O'Brien
ND (1961-1970)  0% P#373s - specimen
ND (1962-1966)  36% P#373b - sig. J.Q. Hollom
ND (1966-1970)  69% P#373c - sig. J.S. Fforde

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Banknotes England 10 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Series C; portrait)