r34b – Mc52 # 1966 Coombs/Wilson One Pound Banknotes
Emerald Green Reverse

r34b 1966 Coombs/Wilson One Pound Banknotes

Obverse Coat of Arms & Elizabeth II
Reverse Charles Sturt & Hamilton Hume
Signatories H. C. Coombs, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 154.94mm [width] 81.28mm [height]
Composition Paper – 83 gsm
Watermark Captain Cook in left oval
’ONE POUND’ behind each signature
Serial NumbersPrefix letters HI, HJ or HK over numeral
HI 06 – start number unknown to HK 65 1000000

Notes : The reverse of the Reserve Bank pound note showed a major colour change mid-way through its 5-year production run. The shade was modified from dark to emerald green. The change occurred at some point during the printing of notes with the serial prefix of HI 06.

Valuation : r34b – Mc52 # Coombs/Wilson One Pound Banknotes

 VGFineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 5 1015 203040
2003 10 2030 75100150
2008 15 3060 120190300
Auction Prices
2012 1618[22] 35[33] 72[81] 118[106] 182
2013   22 [56] 
2014  [7] 37[22] 63[47] 88[57] 119[90] 175
Last circulation serial prefix HK/65 # r34bL – Mc52b
r34bL Last Serial Prefix 1966 Coombs/Wilson One Pound Banknotes
 VGFineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 50 100150 250400600
2003 75 150300 50010001500
2008 150 300750 150025003500
Auction Prices
2012  203247460 886
2013     16292563
Last serial prefix HK/68 [NPA Issue] # r34bX – Mc52c
r34bX Last serial prefix [NPA Issue] 1966 Coombs/Wilson One Pound Star Banknotes

Notes : In 1991 Note Printing Australia [NPA] issued a 25th anniversary of decimal currency release consisting of the last 800 ten shilling, one pound, five pound and ten pound notes. Included in this release were the first issue one, two, ten and twenty dollar notes. Many of these sets have been broken up by individual sales and may cause confusion in the marketplace.

 VGFineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998        500
2003        1000
2008        2000
Auction Prices
2014      755
Star Replacement # r34bs – Mc52s
r34bs Star Replacement 1966 Coombs/Wilson One Pound Star Banknotes

Prefixes : HE/80 to HE/94

 VGFineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 100 200400 100020004000
2003 250 5001500 3000600015000
2008 600 12503000 75001800024000
Auction Prices
2012 431[450] 8287091410  
2013 583 10492330  
2014 4265251560 21502950
One Million Serial Numbered Notes # r34m – Mc52m
One Million Numbered One Pound Banknotes

Notes :
Lot 465 at the International Auction Galleries Auction 73 held on 13th March, 2011 was a consecutive pair of r34b banknotes – graded VF – which realised a price of $13,747.

Item number: 160953926593 at eBay was a r34m banknote [HI/79 1000000] – graded VG – and was sold on 21 Jan, 2013 for $1,524.

One Million Serial Numbered Notes # Last serial prefix
One Million Numbered One Pound Banknotes

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