r75 – Mc105 # 1974 Phillips/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes

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1974 Phillips/Wheeler One Dollar Banknote

“AUSTRALIA”
r75 1974 Phillips/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes

ObverseElizabeth II & Coat of Arms
ReverseAboriginal Art Theme by David Malangi
SignatoriesJ. G. Phillips, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
F. H. Wheeler, Secretary to the Treasury
Size139.70mm [width], 69.85mm [height]
CompositionPaper
WatermarkCaptain Cook in left panel
Serial NumbersPrefix BLG 770001 to BYB 999999

Notes :
The “Commonwealth of Australia” logo was replaced by “Australia”. According to Michael Vort-Ronald’s publication Australian Decimal Banknotes : Paper Issues [Second edition, 2000, ISBN 0958758093] the change took place following a directive of then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, that where possible, references to the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ should be changed to ‘Australia’ in official descriptions generally. Mr Whitlam believed that the term ‘Commonwealth’ no longer carried the same sort of relevance in the 1970s, in particular because of its associations with “British Commonwealth” and “Commonwealth of Nations”. The Government reviewed the wording in 1977 but decided not to direct the Reserve Bank to change it due to the cost involved and other factors, such as consistency in the use of ‘Australia’ on both banknotes and coins.

Auction Prices
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20125[6]1319
2013[19]46
20143[10]33
201511[38]47
2016[5]1527[12]22
2017314[15]21[8]29[42]78*
2018

*A pair sold for $53 & a Trio set also sold for $51 in the same week from the same eBay seller…

First serial prefix BLG # r75F – Mc105a
r75 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Phillips/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes
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Last serial prefix BYB # r75L – Mc105b
r75 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Phillips/Wheeler One Dollar Banknotes
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updated; 11/10/2017

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