Information regarding the appearance, dimensions and specifications of the Series D 10 shilling/50 pence note

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Date released:  4 July 2016


Detailed information on the Series D 10 shilling/50 pence note, including illustrations of the front and back of the banknote, is available in the following publications:

Promises to Pay, by Derrick Byatt (page 184). Publishers: Spink & Son, 1994. ISBN: 0-907605-50-8
English Paper Money, by Vincent Duggleby (page 218). Publishers: Pam West, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-9543457-3-0

The banknote was abandoned when the Government decided to replace the Series ‘C’ 10/- banknote with the 50p coin.  The proposed size of the banknote was 62.24mm x 121 mm.