Commonwealth of Australia War Savings Certificate 5 pounds

Accession Number RELC02036
Collection type Technology
Object type Currency
Physical description Paper
Maker Ash, John
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 20 April 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Blue and apricot Commonwealth of Australia-issued War Saving Certificate of five pounds face value. The face is printed with the details and conditions of issue, giving the purchaser a return of five pounds over seven years for an initial investment of four pounds. The expiration date (20 APR 1951) has been stamped into the appropriate space at the top of the certificate in purple ink, while the original issue date ("TWENTIETH day of APRIL 1944") is also stamped in the same manner. The certificate is signed, and has been stamped with the identification of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia, Sydney, with the date. The note's individual serial number, H485882, 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

Original purchaser's details unknown. The serial number indicates that this was a first issue five pound certificate, rather than the later re-issue.