r616 – Mc701a # 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes

r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Note
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Note

Obverse Dame Nellie Melba
Reverse Sir John Monash
Signatories B. W. Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 158mm [width] 65mm [height]
Composition Polymer
Watermark The introduction of polymer banknotes saw the end of the customary Watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner. The clear window [Optical Security Device] contains a Lyrebird and '100'.
Serial NumbersTwo letter & Two number Prefix
AA96 to JK96

Notes : During 1996 a Fraser/Evans "test issue" $100 note was printed with a prefix of BX96. This note is unusual in that the areas that are normally printed in black ink have been printed in a blue ink similar to that used on the $10 note. Enquiries regarding this note with the relevant authorities at the Reserve Bank have revealed that the error is genuine and not the result of dye as the other colours on the note appear as normal. However, they would not reveal the reason behind the printing of this mysterious 'blue' $100 note. Due to the nature of banknote printing, there must be at least another 31 notes in circulation.

Test Notes were issued in the sequence of AN to AZ, BN to BZ and CN to CS.
General circulation notes had their serial numbers ending in "M" – AA to AM, BA to BM with the sequence continuing through the range of letters.

There were no $100 notes printed in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995

Valuation : r616 – Mc701a # Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes

 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2003 100 120140 175200
2008 110 120150 200290
Auction Prices
2012     104
2013     122
2014     111
First serial prefix AA96 # r616F – Mc701a/1
First prefix r616 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
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2008 100 120140 175200
Auction Prices
2012    [122] 195
2013    158
Last serial prefix JK96 # r616L – Mc701a/2
Last prefix JKJ96 r616 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
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2008 150 220380 500775
Auction Prices
2012 119 375 

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1996 Fraser/Evans Test Notes # r616T – Mc701bT
General Circulation prefix # r616T – Mc701bT
r616T 1996 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
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2008 150 200350 650950
Auction Prices
2012   233292
2013    163
2014    161
First serial prefix AN96 # r616TF – Mc701bT/1
r616TF First serial prefix 1996 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
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2008 250 5001000 17502400
Auction Prices
2012100132331350 
2013153203 410 
2014   361 
Last serial prefix CS96 # r616TL – Mc701bT/2
Last Serial Prefix r616TL 1996 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
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2008 250 5001000 17502400
Auction Prices
2012 [134] 195[305] 350  
2013151 228  

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