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    Commonwealth Bank Specimen Rarity

    Australia Commonwealth Bank of Australia 10 Shillings ND (1954-60) Pick 29s R16 Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.
    A rare post WWII Specimen from the first issue of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where the Bank was the sole currency issuer for the Australia. Higher denominations from earlier issues were withdrawn to combat tax evaders. Most strikingly, compared to previous issues, there was a shift from exclusively depicting the sitting monarch on the banknotes. It would be fair to suggest that a more pro-Australian approach was used with the inclusion of portraits of individuals that were seen to have contributed to the establishing of Australia as a country. Serials AC00 000097 can be seen, the same number as our next lot, Pick 30s. Specimen is marked clearly on both the back and the front. Matthew Flinders, the navigator and cartographer, on the face, who also renamed New Holland to Australia. This is the first time that we have offered this variety, and is genuinely rare. This is one of only two graded examples on the PMG Population Report.


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    September, 2019
    5th-9th Thursday-Monday
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