1913 10/- R1c Collins/Allen Red Serials about Very Fine

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1913 10/- R1c Collins/Allen Red Serials about Very Fine

$19,750.01
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23121
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  • Australia's first Ten Shillings note
  • Bears Australia's first signature combination
  • Tough-to-find in any condition
  • Graded at about Very Fine 
  • The only 10/- note type to carry red serial numbers

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Australia's first Ten Shillings note

The first Australian denomination to roll off the printing press, with the 10/- being the first of our national banknotes unveiled in 1913, the 1913 10/- Collins/Allen is immensely historic. Pursued by eagle-eyed investors as much as passionate collectors, this treasured note is tough-to-find in any condition. It is spectacularly rare in high grade.


The only 10/- note type to carry red serial numbers, the rarity of the 1913 10/- Collins/Allen is largely attributable to the tiny number issued. The print-run of Australia’s first Ten Shillings note was approximately 500,000 – an incredibly small number for a denomination that would one day be issued in the hundreds of millions.


With so few printed, and the low denomination 10/- note lasting about a year in circulation, it is no surprise that the 107-year-old Collins/Allen 10/- is so rare. Indeed, it is estimated that there are approximately 40 notes in existence! A large, beautiful banknote, the example before you is one of the finest of the few.

More Information
Reference NumberR1c
Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1913
Denomination10 Shilling
GradeAbout Very Fine
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