Commonwealth of Australia War Savings Certificate 10 pounds

Accession Number RELC02037
Collection type Technology
Object type Currency
Physical description Paper
Maker Ash, John
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1 September 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Rust and aqua Commonwealth of Australia-issued War Saving Certificate of ten 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 eight pounds. The expiration date (1 SEP 1951) has been stamped in the appropriate space at the top of the certificate in purple ink, while the original issue date ("FIRST day of SEPTEMBER 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, N852817, 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 this was a first issue ten pound certificate.