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1967 $10 Note Star Note Coombs/Randall R302S Uncirculated

1967 $10 Note Star Note Coombs/Randall R302S Uncirculated

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A premium example of the rarest $10 star replacement note.

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$10 NOTE 1967 Star Note Coombs/Randall

Serials: ZSE 29463*

Quality: Uncirculated


Ex the Bramwell Clive Jellettt collection: Lot #3473, Noble Numismatics Auction 94 (July 2010). Estimate: $8,000, Hammer: $8,200, Nett: $9,553.

A premium example of the rarest $10 star replacement note.

Dr Herbert Cole (Nugget) Coombs was Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia between January 1st 1949 and January 13th 1960, and was then the inaugural Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from the date of its establishment on January 14th 1960 until July 22nd 1968.

Sir Richard John Randall was Secretary to the Treasury from October 28th 1966 until October 31st 1971.

$10 notes with this signature combination were issued from October 1967 until October 1968.

The mintage of the regular $10 notes with these two signatures was 48,132,000, whereas the mintage of the Coombs Randall $10 star replacement note is 164,000.

The ratio of star notes to regular notes for the Coombs Randall $10 was 257 to 1.

This particular note has fantastic, completely original paper quality. There isn't a flick, fold or bend to be seen on it.

The paper retains all of the original sheen it was printed with, much of the intaglio ink remains raised and the serial numbers remain deeply impressed into the paper.

Bramwell Jellett was a prominent South Australian collector who was active between the 1950's and the late 1980's. Once complete, his collection contained (among many other things), a strong Holey Dollar and several 1813 Dumps; a Type II Adelaide Pound; a 1930 penny and a range of truly superb paper decimal star replacement notes.

This remains a premium example of Australia's rarest paper $10 note, auction records indicate that it is most likely less than one of 20 known in this quality.

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