r49 – Mc71 # 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

r49 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

Obverse Sir John Franklin
Reverse Aboriginal artifacts & primary produce
Signatories H. C. Coombs, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 167.64mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
Composition Paper – 83 gsm
Watermark Captain Cook in left oval
’FIVE’ behind each signature
Serial NumbersPrefix letters TA or TB over numeral
TA/00 000001 to TB/41 120000

Notes : The death of King George VI belatedly led to the introduction of new designs for the five pound note. Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin features on the front of the new note and a mural celebrating the produce of Australia's Primary Industry surrounding a central motif of Aboriginal artefacts appears on the back.

Approximately 309,519,000 five pound notes were produced between 1954 and 1966 with the only changes being in signatory H. C. Coombs title when responsibility for issuing notes was transferred from the Commonwealth Bank to the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Valuation : r49 – Mc71 # Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

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1998 15 3040 75150250
2003 20 3560 150300500
2008 30 60140 3507001200
Auction Prices
2012 40[36] 56[47] 125[98] 203[163] 450[496] 700
2013   55[68] 234[160] 505356 [405]
2014  58[41] 52[68] 159 285
First serial prefix TA/00 # r49F – Mc71a
r49F First Serial Prefix 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes
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2008 250 5501250 250040006000
Auction Prices
2013 135     
Last circulation serial prefix TB/41 # r49L – Mc71b
r49L Last Serial Prefix 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes
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2010 400 7502000 400060008000
Auction Prices
2012  350    

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