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1934 R10 Ten Shilling Consecutive Pair Riddle/Sheehan about Unc

1934 R10 Ten Shilling Consecutive Pair Riddle/Sheehan about Unc

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Crisp and natural, incredible for their age.

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Ten Shillings 1934 Riddle / Sheehan R# 10

Red overprint within borders

Grade: about Unc

Crisp and natural, incredible for their age.

A comprehensive review of several aspects of Australia’s currency notes was conducted over several stages from the early 1920’s through to the early 1930’s. The most important of these changes was the switch from promising to pay the bearer in gold at the Head Office of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, to stating that the notes were “Legal Tender” throughout the Commonwealth.

Rather than there being any concern about the acceptability of the new notes, newspaper reports from the days when the first legal tender ten shilling notes were introduced indicates that at least some members of the general public exchanged their gold-bearing notes for the newer ones so they could be among the first to see them!

This switch took place in several stages between July 1933 and October 1934 - the R9 ten shilling note was introduced into circulation in July 1933, while the R10 over-printed notes were introduced from April 1934.

These particular notes have incredibly crisp paper, each has a strong centre fold. No teller flicks or bends can be seen - they are incredible quality for their age.