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Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Earliest Version of the Australian 10 Dollar Paper Banknote

Illustrated below is the earliest version of the Australian 10 dollar banknote. The note bears the legend
 "Commonwealth of Australia". This was altered to "Australia" in the early 1970's (as all Australian paper banknotes designs were). The specifications for the 10 dollar note are listed below. 
Obverse Francis Howard Greenway
Reverse Henry Lawson
Signatories H. C. Coombs, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 154.94mm (width), 76.20mm (height)
Composition Paper
Watermark Captain Cook in left panel
 Serial Prefix MRR was the last series of paper notes printed. After 1991 10 dollar banknotes were printed in the new polymer version and the design was changed.


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