Banknote Index


Country Australia
Authority Commonwealth of Australia
Currency Pound
Denomination 1
Issue Start Date 1910
Issue End Date 1914
Set/Series Name Australian Superscribed Notes
Type Overprint
Material Paper
Width in mm 165
Height in mm 117
Comments In 1910 the Commonwealth Government assumed responsibility for issuing banknotes. Until new notes could be designed and printed, as a temporary measure the government purchased unused notes from the private banks and superscribed them with "AUSTRALIAN NOTE", with serial numbers and with the wording "Payable in Gold Coin at the Commonwealth Treasury at the seat of Government".
They were issued from 1910 to 1914.
Source John Minucos
BNI Banknote Id 63759

Catalog & Valuation Details

SourceCatalog # / ReferenceValueDate of ValueComments
10th Ed SCWPM General Issues A-0159   This number is dropped off later catalogs. 
Noble Numismatics Sale 106 Lot 2978 $4800.00 30 July 2014 
Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values 23rd ed RS45    
Australia, 1 Pound, A159, Sale 106 Lot 2978, RS45