1 Shilling - British Armed Forces 2nd series

1 Shilling - British Armed Forces (2nd series) -  obverse1 Shilling - British Armed Forces (2nd series) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Local banknote
Years 1948-1961
Value 1 Shilling (1⁄20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 113 × 56 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 207789
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# M18,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
RM# 45,
Richard John Marles; 2014. Collectors' British Military Money 1943-1972 (2nd revised edition). Rotographic Publications, Torquay, United Kingdom.
RM# 46
Richard John Marles; 2014. Collectors' British Military Money 1943-1972 (2nd revised edition). Rotographic Publications, Torquay, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Lettering:
BRITISH ARMED FORCES
SPECIAL VOUCHER
FOR USE ONLY AS DETAILED ON THE REVERSE
ONE SHILLING
2nd SERIES
ISSUED BY COMMAND OF THE ARMY COUNCIL

Reverse

Lettering:
ONE SHILLING
THIS NOTE IS VALID ONLY FOR TRANSACTIONS WITHIN OFFICIAL CANTEENS AND ORGANISATIONS LAID DOWN IN G.R.Os. OF THE THEATRE EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN G.R.Os. IT MUST IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE OFFERED TO ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO USE BRITISH SERVICE CANTEENS. IMPROPER USE OF THIS NOTE IS A DISCIPLINARY OFFENCE AND MAY RENDER THE OFFENDER LIABLE TO PENALTIES.

Comments

Varieties:
a. Paper with metal security strip.
b. Watermark paper.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1948)  97% P#M18a (RM#45) - paper with metal security strip
ND (1961)  0% P#M18b (RM#46) - watermark paper

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

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