Stay One Step Ahead

1943 R59 Ten Pound Armitage/McFarlane Uncirculated

1943 R59 Ten Pound Armitage/McFarlane Uncirculated

Rollover image to zoom | Full image view
Rollover image to zoom | Full image view
Click above thumbnail to see alternative view
Product ID:

They don’t come any better than this - natural and crisp.

Request Audio
Audio on Request
Request an expert staff to prepare an audio description for this item.
Make an Offer Ask a question Propose a Trade
  • Our Guarantee

    We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity, title and grade of every item we sell. The tax invoices we supply ensure that you have these guarantees in writing.

    If you are in any way dissatisfied with an item you purchase from us, simply return it within 7 days at our expense and we'll either provide you with a replacement (where possible) or give you a prompt refund in full (including the cost of return post).

  • Availability

    All items ship within 24 hours of confirmed payment being received.

  • Secure delivery at a flat rate

    All orders are delivered via registered and insured mail at a flat rate of $8 for orders within Australia, and $25 internationally.

    Registered mail within Australia can take up to 1 week to arrive, while international registered mail can take up to 3 weeks. Urgent orders can be sent via Australia Post Express Mail at special request.

  • Return Policy

    We know you won't really be 100% satisfied with your online purchase until you actually get to see it for yourself. If you aren't 100% happy with it after you've physically examined it, our refund policy allows for a full refund (including the cost of return post), no questions asked. The item obviously must be returned in the same condition and in the same way we sent it out.


Ten Pound 1943 Armitage / McFarlane R# 59 Uncirculated

They don’t come any better than this - natural and crisp.

Prices in the market for Australian pre-decimal banknotes have been hammered in recent years - many Australian notes printed between 1910 and 1964 can now be bought for a fraction of what they traded for in the heady days of the banknote market boom that began to unwind across 2007 and 2008.

A lot of the buyers in the Australian banknote market at that time were not buying because they had a keen desire to preserve mementos covering Australia's monetary history, but were buying because it was the cool market to be in, and values had been climbing strongly for some time. And although everyone loves a winner, that kind of pace could never be sustained, and the cycle ended accordingly.

In my observation, prices in the current market are being set by informed buyers and sellers coming together to do business - they know what they want to see in a note that's advertised as being in a certain grade, and they know what comparable notes are selling for at auction and by private treaty.

Make no mistake, a lot of sellers are bitterly disappointed by the prices they're being offered at the moment. Unfortunately though, if there are few buyers and therefore little competition for the notes that are currently coming onto the market, then there's little else to do other than to accept what's on the table, or put the notes away until the market recovers.

I believe the prices some Australian pre-decimal notes are bringing at the moment are lower than what is warranted - I see the market under-shooting in some areas. Not for lesser quality notes, they can be replaced without too much hassle, but for better quality items such as this note - they are just as tough to get as they always have been.

This particular note has firm paper and great body, bold colours and no centre fold or flick. It's long been incredibly hard to get an £10 note issued during World War II in original condition - count this one among the few to be offered in recent years.

There are a small number of pre-decimal banknote collectors that are quietly building sets of great quality notes at the moment - this note would definitely not look out of place in any of them.