1932 One Pound Riddle/Sheehan R27A Very Fine
Front: Denomination at centre and in each corner, national crest at left and George V at right.
Back: Captain Cook landing scene at centre, denomination at left and right.
Period on Issue: October 1932 ~ August 1933.
This robust one pound note was issued in the very depths of the Great Depression.
The Riddle Sheehan gold-bearing one pound notes really were issued at the peak of the Great Depression - for the 10 months between October 1932 and August 1933.
When the Secretary to the Commonwealth Treasury, Sir Harry John Sheehan, saw his signature on Australia's notes for the first time, he provided the Note Printer with feedback that he wanted his signature "...toned down so as not to throw the Governor's signature into the shade."
This particular note retains good paper quality and hasn't been screwed with. We grade it as being in Very Fine condition.
It has a great paper quality for the grade and is devoid of any tears, stains or any other problems.
 Vort-Ronald; Mick, "Australian Banknotes", Self-published, Adelaide, 1983, p 100.
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