The Australian Government assumed responsibility for banknote issues in 1910. In the four years until 1914, notes from 17
institutions (16 banks and the Queensland Government) were purchased and overprinted with a promise by the Commonwealth
Treasury to redeem the value of the note in gold.The superscription was signed by Jas R. Collins, Accountant and Geo. T. Allen,
Secretary to the Treasury and dated 1st December, 1910.