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

1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknote

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 Numbers Two 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

Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 104
2013 122
2014 111
2015 102 [125]145
2016 108 [111] 144 [264*]404**
2017 [135]140 [235]282
2018 115 [125]165
2019

*35 bids on 16/11/16 BM 777777
**3 bids on 12/10/16 HG 777777

First serial prefix AA96 # r616F – Mc701a/1
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 123 124 228
2015 [111]134 [138]200 180
2016 [111]158 [127]148 [155]170
2017 135 [142]166 [183]305 [186]220
2018 250 298 295
2019
Last serial prefix JK96 # r616L – Mc701a/2
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 147 375 648
2015 163 300
2016 [139]210 [198]370
2017 382
2018 204
2019

1996 Fraser/Evans Test Notes # r616T – Mc701bT

General Circulation prefix # r616T – Mc701bT

Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 233 292
2013 163
2014 144 [161]240
2015 210 [128]140
2016
2017 195 258
2018 210 295
2019
First serial prefix AN96 # r616TF – Mc701bT/1
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 361
2015 [200]222
2016 [196]255 355
2017 127 235
2018 [120]199 212  **
2019

**On the 14th of January a Trio set sold for $4000

Last serial prefix CS96 # r616TL – Mc701bT/2
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2015 179 160
2016 150 [150]165
2017 255
2018 [120]195 205
2019
updated: 13/12/2018

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