Commonwealth of Australia War Savings Certificate 1 pound

Accession Number RELC02035
Collection type Technology
Object type Currency
Physical description Paper
Maker Ash, John
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 27 December 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Olive and mauve Commonwealth of Australia-issued War Saving Certificate of One Pound face value. The face is printed with the details and conditions of issue, giving the purchaser a return of one pound over seven years for an initial investment of 16 shillings. The expiration date (27 Dec 1947) has been stamped into the appropriate space at the top of the certificate in purple ink, while the original issue date ("twenty seven December") is filled in by hand. The same hand has signed the certificate, which has been stamped with the identification of The Bank of Australasia. The note's individual serial number, C538714, appears twice on the face, either side of the denomination. The reverse is printed with details allowing redemption of the certificate "at any time".

History / Summary

Individual history is unknown. The serial number indicates that this was part of the original issue of one pound certificates, rather than a later reissue.