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Monday, September 12, 2011

Two Designs of the British 10 Shilling Banknote-Illustrated

Illustrated below are the obverse and reverse of the British 10 Shilling banknote. The first 10 Shilling note was introduced in November of 1928 and the upper illustration is the same design. The 10 Shilling note was not dated and year of issue is determined by the signature of the Chief Cashier in these examples L.K. O'Brien. The design of the first example was discontinued in October of 1961 and thereafter the a new design was introduced bearing a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. This design continued until the note was withdrawn in November 1970 after the introduction of decimalization and the 50 Pence coin.

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