r49 – Mc71 # 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

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1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknote

r49 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes

ObverseSir John Franklin
ReverseAboriginal artifacts & primary produce
SignatoriesH. C. Coombs, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury
Size167.64mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
CompositionPaper – 83 gsm
WatermarkCaptain Cook in centre oval
’FIVE’ behind each signature
Serial NumbersPrefix 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
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201355[68]234[160]405[356]505
201458[41]52[68]159285
2015[26]70[61]104[78]158165
2016[25]44[28]98[30]45[85]107[138]299
2017[23]31[27]68[36]115[83]215[130]191
First serial prefix TA/00 # r49F – Mc71a
r49 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes
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2013135
2014
2015110
2016[166]190
2017175
Last circulation serial prefix TB/41 # r49L – Mc71b
r49 1954 Coombs/Wilson Five Pound Banknotes
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