r44b – Mc66 # 1933 Riddle/Sheehan Five Pound Banknotes
White Face of King

r44b 1933 Riddle/Sheehan Five Pound Banknotes

Obverse George V & Coat of Arms
Reverse Commerce Scene
Signatories E. C. Riddle, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
H. J. Sheehan, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 180.34mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
Composition Paper – 77 gsm
Watermark Head of Edward, Prince of Wales, in centre oval
’FIVE’ behind each signature
Serial NumbersPrefix letter R over numeral
R/10 [start number unknown] to R/20 338000

Notes : Approximately 20,338,000 five pound notes were printed between 1933 and 1939 featuring the Riddle/Sheehan signature combination. Cross-hatching with red and green ink on approximately half of the notes produced a ’pink’ effect on the King's face. On the remainder, lack of cross-hatching left the King's face white.

Valuation : r44b – Mc66 # Riddle/Sheehan Five Pound Banknotes

1998 250 5001000 200035005000
2003 350 7502000 5000750012500
2008 750 17504500 120002200040000
Auction Prices
2014  600