r76bi – Mc107a # 1976 Knight/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes
DBP Prefix

r76b 1976 Knight/Wheeler One Dollar Note with DBP Prefix

Obverse Elizabeth II & Coat of Arms
Reverse Aboriginal Art Theme by David Malangi
Signatories H. M. Knight, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
F. H. Wheeler, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 139.70mm [width], 69.85mm [height]
Composition Paper
Watermark Captain Cook in left panel
Serial Numbers Prefix DBP
DBP000001 – 500000 # Double Fold Paper Mc107a
DBP500001 – 999999 # Single  Fold Paper Mc107b

Notes : Banknotes by this time were only having a life span of around six months, so a new harder wearing note was introduced. This note used heavier but much more expensive paper. 500,000 of these notes were printed using this new "Double Fold" paper. A similar number of notes were printed with the paper already in use, which came to be known as "Single Fold" paper. When the notes were compared at the end of their lifespan it was found that the new "Double Fold" paper was not much better and was discontinued.

The DBP prefix was later used on Knight/Stone issues in 1979

Valuation : r76bi – Mc107a # Knight/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes

 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2003 12 2035 5075
2008 17 3570 120180
Auction Prices
2012   59 115
2013     [103] 141
Prefix DBP 500001 – 999999 # r76bii – Mc107b
r76b 1976 Knight/Wheeler One Dollar Note with DBP Prefix
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2003 12 2035 5075
2008 17 3570 120180
Auction Prices
2013   65 153
2014     [148] 237

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