Specimen and Presentation Notes
TEN SHILLINGS, Riddle/Sheehan (1934), an officially issued specimen note, C/26 282021, serial numbers in black and signatures in brown, watermarked with Prince of Wales to left, with additional 'Ten Shillings' in red printed at top and side borders, perforated CANCELLED over signatures, black diagonal lines on both sides (R.10s). Crisp original body, nearly uncirculated and of the utmost rarity, the only specimen note of this type ever offered at auction.
A total of 48,183,000 were printed of this type with this signature combination. This number is recorded as part of a group of 22 numbers used for specimen notes (MVR p76). It is the fourth specimen type, cancelled by two crossed black diagonal lines and the word CANCELLED perforated. This note has the third last number used for the numbers allocated to these notes. Michael P.Vort-Ronald discussed this issue in 'Australian Banknotes' on pages 74-76 in chapter 7 on specimen notes and pages 105-6 on the ten shillings note issue.
Ex Noble Numismatics Sale 59 (lot 3266) and private purchase from John Pettit Pty Ltd.
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