r36a – Mc54a # 1914 Collins/Allen Five Pound Banknotes

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1914 Collins/Allen Five Pound Banknote

r36a 1914 Collins/Allen Five Pound Banknotes

ObverseCoat of Arms
ReverseHawkesbury River, N.S.W
SignatoriesJames R. Collins, Assistant Secretary
Geo. T Allen, Secretary to the Treasury
Size170.18mm [width] 106.68mm [height]
CompositionPaper
WatermarkNone
Serial NumbersPrefix of U with Dark Blue Serials
U 693442 to [last number unknown]

Notes :
Following the discovery of forgeries of the first Commonwealth of Australia five pound notes in 1914, steps were taken to modify the design. A mosaic of 5’s was added to the reverse of the note and the horizontal red and yellow bands prominent on the first design were replaced by a vertical phasing from purple through to yellow and back again.

Auction Prices
VGFineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
20157,200
2016
2017

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updated: 14/09/2017