Bank note issued by the Bank of Victoria Limited, Kyneton on 7 March 1905 and signed by Ellen Luigg. It was issued to Henry Hahn for a sum of sixteen pounds, seventeen shillings and six pence. Henry Hahn was a butcher at Redesdale, Victoria and this bank note was probably a payment for goods.

In 1893 The Oakleigh Leader reported that Mr Hahn was the victim of fraud after a man named Simon O'Shea gave Mr Hahn a cheque for 10 pounds to settle an account of 2 pounds, 2 shillings and 10 pence. Mr Hahn presented Mr O'Shea with 7 pounds, 17 shillings and 2 pence in change. However Mr Hahn found on presentation to the bank that the cheque was valueless and a warrant was issued for Mr O'Shea's arrest.

Henry Friedrich Hahn migrated to Victoria from Kiel, Germany via England in 1865. He established himself as a butcher at Redesdale, Victoria and was naturalised in 1897.

Obverse Description

Printed with spaces for details of the issue filled out by hand; down the left edge is the symbol of the Bank of Victoria; at top right of note is an embossed one penny stamp; the main body of the note reads: AL 749426 / KYNETON, 7 Mch 5 / The Bank of Victoria Limited / Pay Henry Hahn or Bearer (crossed out and replaced with order) / Sixteen Pounds 17/6 / £16-17-6 / Ellen Luigg

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