r9 – Mc17 # 1933 Riddle/Sheehan Ten Shilling Banknotes

1933 Riddle/Sheehan Ten Shilling Banknote

Reduced Size

Obverse George V
Reverse Manufactures
Signatories E. C. Riddle, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
H. J. Sheehan, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 156.94mm [width] 81.28mm [height]
Composition Paper – 77 gsm
Watermark Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) in left oval
’HALF’ behind each signature
Serial Numbers Prefix C over numeral
C/0 000001 to C/20 1000000

Notes :

By introducing a ’legal tender’ status for issued banknotes, there was no longer a need for them to be redeemable in gold.  The opportunity was taken with this change to reduce the size of the note to a more manageable size. Other innovations were the addition of  an oval in which the watermark profile of the Prince of Wales was displayed, and another watermark – HALF – behind each signature.

Approximately 21,000,000 of the 1933 reduced size ten shilling note were printed. Variations in the colour of notes of this type occur, from  a light brown to a darker chocolate. There are also variations in the background red and green colours.

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 495 [560]1,398 [989]3,262
2014 1,515 3,720 5,350
2015
2016 [385]775
2017 708 1,550
2018 174 294 1,002
2019 349 296
First serial prefix C/0 # r9F – Mc17a
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2019 212
Last serial prefix C/20 # r9F – Mc17b
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updated; 20/05/2019