r49 – Mc71 # 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknote

Obverse Sir John Franklin
Reverse Aboriginal artifacts & primary produce
Signatories H. C. Coombs, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 167.64mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
Composition Paper – 83 gsm
Watermark Captain Cook in centre oval
’FIVE’ behind each signature
Serial Numbers Prefix letters TA or TB over numeral
TA/00 000001 to TB/41 120000

Notes :
The death of King George VI belatedly led to the introduction of new designs for the five pound note. Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin features on the front of the new note and a mural celebrating the produce of Australia’s Primary Industry surrounding a central motif of Aboriginal artefacts appears on the back.

Approximately 309,519,000 five pound notes were produced between 1954 and 1966 with the only changes being in signatory H. C. Coombs title when responsibility for issuing notes was transferred from the Commonwealth Bank to the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 55 [68]234 [160]405 [356]505
2014 58 [41]52 [68]159 285
2015 [26]70 [61]104 [78]158 165
2016 [25]44 [28]98 [30]45 [85]107 [138]299
2017 [17#]31 [27]68 [36]115 [71]215 [130]209
2018 [19]31 [29]43 [39]120 [82]248 632(pr)
2019 18 [28]40 91

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 This Note sold at auction on the 30th of August with 3 bids for $17

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First serial prefix TA/00 # r49F – Mc71a
Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 135
2014
2015 110
2016 [166]190
2017 [175]230
2018 300 475
2019
Last circulation serial prefix TB/41 # r49L – Mc71b
Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014
2015
2016 530
2017 810
2018 680
2019

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updated: 25/01/2019