r218b – Mc304b # 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes

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1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknote

r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes

ObverseQueen Elizabeth II with Gum Branch
ReverseOld and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra
Signatories{Ian} I. Macfarlane, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
{Ted} E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size130.00mm [width], 65.00mm [height]
CompositionPolymer
WatermarkThe 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 stylised gum [eucalyptus] flower.
Serial NumbersTwo letter & Two number Prefix
BA97 – HB97

Notes:
In 1997, the RBA made a special print run of Macfarlane/Evans notes to test a minor modification to one of the materials used in the opacifying inks. The test was successful and the RBA decided to put the notes into general circulation. Some 300,000 such notes were released into the circulation with prefixes running from AN97 to DN97, and with the serial number range from 999999 to 990229, meaning there are only around 7,500 notes for each prefix. The previously accepted prefix range for this issue was BA97 to HB97, with M as the highest letter used as the second letter of the prefix letter A as the first prefix letter was not used for regular issue $5 notes since 1995.

Auction Prices
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2014
2015312
2016[22]26[24]36132
2017[35]54
First serial prefix BA97 # r218bF – Mc304b/1
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
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2014
2015
2016[70]75[80]97133
2017100
Last serial prefix HB97 # r218bL – Mc304b/2
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
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2014[293] 516
201585
2016132
2017[25*]295
*I put this in here because I lost on a lousy $18 bid +$7 Post on Facebook on the 3rd of May 2017… disappointed…
1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Test Notes
General prefix AO97 – AZ97 # r218bTi – Mc304cT
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
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2016**406[80]88
2017[45]69

**11/12/16 with 26 bids 11 Uncirculated notes of each of the following Prefixes –

AO97, AP97, AQ97, AR97, AS97, AT97, AV97, AW97, AX97, AY97 and AZ97

 sold for $406

General prefix BO97 – BZ97 and CO97 – CZ97 # r218bTii – Mc304cT1
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
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2016[65]97110
2017
First serial prefix AN97 # r218TF – Mc304c/T2
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
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Last serial prefix DN97 # r218TL – Mc304c/T3
r218 1997 Macfarlane/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
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20151725
2016
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