r205 – Mc144 # 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Five Dollar Banknotes
Australia

r205 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Five Dollar Note

Obverse Sir Joseph Banks
Reverse Caroline Chisholm
Signatories G. Phillips, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
F. H. Wheeler, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 152.40mm [width], 76.20mm [height]
Composition Paper
Watermark Captain Cook in left panel
Serial NumbersPrefix NKG 504001 to NQT 999999

Notes : The Commonwealth of Australia logo at the top of the note was replaced by Australia. According to Michael Vort-Ronald's publication Australian Decimal Banknotes : Paper Issues [Second edition, 2000, ISBN 0958758093] the change took place following a directive of then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, that where possible, references to the 'Commonwealth of Australia' should be changed to 'Australia' in official descriptions generally. Mr Whitlam believed that the term 'Commonwealth' no longer carried the same sort of relevance in the 1970s, in particular because of its associations with "British Commonwealth" and "Commonwealth of Nations". The Government reviewed the wording in 1977 but decided not to direct the Reserve Bank to change it due to the cost involved and other factors, such as consistency in the use of 'Australia' on both banknotes and coins.

Valuation : r205 – Mc144 # Phillips/Wheeler Five Dollar Banknotes

 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 10 2035 75100
2003 15 3050 75125
2008 30 60100 140250
Auction Prices
2012   33 [51][41] 51[35] 57
2013 12  47[40] 114
2014     113
First serial prefix NKG # r205F – Mc144a
First prefix NKG r205 Phillips/Wheeler Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 60 125250 350500
Auction Prices
2012     
Last serial prefix NQT # r205L – Mc144b
Last prefix NQT r205 Phillips/Wheeler Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 45 90160 275375
Auction Prices
2012     

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