The Straits Settlements Government issued the low value of Emergency Notes from 1917 to 1920 resulted from the shortage of subsidiary coinage in the latter part of World War 1. Part of these notes (mainly 1st and 2nd Issuance of 10 Cents note) were printed by the Government Survey Office in Kuala Lumpur and others (3rd Issuance) are by the Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd in London.
Straits Settlements - 10 Cents Emergency Note 2nd Issue with signature of Treasurer, A. M. Poutney
The 1st and 2nd Issue of Straits Settlements 10 Cents Emergency Note were issued from 1917 to 1920. The front feature the British Royal Arms with the main inscription "The Government of The Straits Settlements Promise to pay the bearer on demand at Singapore Ten Cents Local Currency for value received" below it. The serial number and Treasurer's signature were printed at lower left and right corners. At the four corners within the double boarder, the value of Ten Cents was printed in languages of Jawi, Tamil, Chinese and English.
The different of 1st and 2nd Issuance of this 10 Cents Emergency note is the Treasurer's signature. The 1st Issuance bears the signature of H. Marriott while the 2nd Issuance was signed with A. M. Poutney.
Straits Settlements - 10 Cents Emergency Note 3rd Issue