r505 – Mc201 # 1973 Phillips/Wheeler Fifty Dollar Banknotes

1973 Phillips/Wheeler Fifty Dollar Banknote

Australia

Obverse Lord Howard Walter Florey
Reverse Ian Clunies Ross
Signatories J. G. Phillips, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
F. H. Wheeler, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 165.00mm [width] 82.50mm [height]
Composition Paper
Watermark Captain Cook in left panel
Serial Numbers Prefix YAA 000001 to YAU 696000


Although it was first issued in October, 1973 this release is recognised as a 1974 banknote. In 1974 all the 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dollar banknotes had the logo ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ at the top of the note replaced by ‘Australia’.

Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 70 [76]100 [105]122
2013 83 128 [156]219
2014 73 95
2015 153
2016 [225]300 310
2017 [79]85 66 210
2018 60 80 [69]88 [116]158 375
2019 [78]95 [225]250
First serial prefix YAA # r505F – Mc201a
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 114 180 [190]242 [330]751
2015 [358]480
2016 [413]433
2017 [169]259 291 965
2018 [110]145 [925]928
2019 158 222
Last serial prefix YAU # r505L – Mc201b
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 [83] 203 775
2015
2016
2017 640
2018 210 700
2019

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updated: 18/02/2019