Signatories:||H. J. Sheehan, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia|
S. G. McFarlane, Secretary to the Treasury.
|Size:||180.34mm (width), 78.74mm (height).|
|Composition:||Paper - 77 gsm.|
|Watermark:||Head of Captain Cook in right oval.|
'TEN POUNDS' behind each signature.
|Prefix of V over numeral|
V/3 076001 to V/5 189000.
1940-42 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Note
It was four years after the death of King George V before the design on the front of the five pound note was modified. George VI's portrait replaced that of the George V and the watermark was changed to Captain James Cook. The design of the note remained unchanged throughout his reign, with only the signatories being modified. The first signature combination - Sheehan/McFarlane - was printed in red, while the remaining combinations until 1954 were printed in black.
Approximately 21,924,000 ten pound notes were produced between 1940 and 1954 when a new design with Captain Arthur Phillip on the front and an industry and science theme on the back was introduced.
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