r45 – Mc67 # 1939 Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes

r45 1939 Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes
r45 1939 Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes

Obverse George VI & Coat of Arms
Reverse Commerce Scene
Signatories H. J. Sheehan, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
S. G. McFarlane, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 180.34mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
Composition Paper – 77 gsm
Watermark Captain Cook in centre oval
’FIVE’ behind each signature
Serial NumbersPrefix letter R over numeral
R/20 338001 to R/34 081000

Notes : It was three years after the death of King George V before the design on the front of the five pound note was modified. George VI’s portrait replaced that of the George V and the watermark was changed to Captain James Cook. The design of the note remained unchanged throughout his reign, with only the signatories being modified. The first signature combination – Sheehan/McFarlane – was printed in blue, while the remaining combinations until 1954 were printed in black.

Approximately 136,956,000 five pound notes were produced between 1939 and 1954 when a new design with Sir John Franklin on the front and a primary industry mural on the back was introduced.

Valuation : r45 – Mc67 # Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes

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1998 50 100250 50015002500
2003 75 150400 150030005000
2008 200 400900 4000900017500
Auction Prices
2012 84187[444] 503411  
2013   [135] 1096   
2014 62 450  9600 [pair]
First serial prefix R/20 # r45F – Mc67a
r45F First Serial Prefix 1939 Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes
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2010 300 5001500 60001000020000
Auction Prices
2012       
Last circulation serial prefix R/34 # r45L – Mc67b
r45L Last Serial Prefix 1939 Sheehan/McFarlane Five Pound Banknotes
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2010 300 5001500 60001000020000
Auction Prices
2012       

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