I was sending across an article for the 'Chive Cast about the Aussie Commonwealth banks, and found some interesting history HERE that includes the Darth Vader version. Like a lot of companies back then, they wanted to latch onto the Star Wars fever of the day to promote their product to kids - in this case young savers.
Thanks to AJ who helped me out with the pics of these cool pieces!photo: AussieJamesphoto: AussieJames
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