r58 – Mc81 # 1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknotes

1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknote

Obverse George VI
Reverse Agriculture 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 – 75 gsm
Watermark Head of Captain Cook in right oval
’TEN POUNDS’ behind each signature
Serial Numbers Prefix of V over numeral
V/3 076001 to V/5 189000

Notes :
It was four years after the death of King George V before the design on the front of the ten 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 red, while the remaining combinations until 1954 were printed in black.

Approximately 21,924,000 ten pound notes were produced between 1940 and 1954 when a new design with Captain Arthur Phillip on the front and an industry and science theme on the back was introduced.

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 5,247
2014 2,040
2015 898
2016 301
2017 266 [271]325 1,106
2018 257 [500]800 [2,050]2,177 [2,855]3,010
2019
First serial prefix V/3 # r58F – Mc81a

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 [1,469]3,612 3,570
2014 595
2015
2016 818 [1,030]1,333
2017 [160]200 [222]326
2018 78 606 850
2019
Last circulation serial prefix V/5 # r58L – Mc81b

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 300
2015 463
2016 688 [745]962
2017 [182]232 [608]1,400 560
2018 224 [103]191 [261]270
2019
  updated: 01/01/2019

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