|Black over Red/Brown. George VI.|
Reverse:||Red-Brown. Replica of Crown coin with FIVE SHILLINGS substituted for CROWN. Perimeter symbols of the 6 states.|
Signatories:||H. T. Armitage, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia|
S. G. Macfarlane, Secretary to the Treasury.
|Size:||137.00mm (width), 64.00mm (height).|
|Composition:||Paper - Dark coloured fibres incorporated in paper.|
|Double letter prefix over two numerals commencing AA 0 000001.|
1946 Armitage/Macfarlane Specimen Five Shillings Note
These notes were printed as a precaution when silver became scarce in the years immediately after the war. The shortage was only short-lived and the need to issue the notes passed.
All stocks were destroyed in 1953 with only 10 specimen copies being retained for archival purposes.
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