r616 – Mc701a # 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes

1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknote

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Obverse Dame Nellie Melba
Reverse Sir John Monash
Signatories B. W. Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 158mm [width] 65mm [height]
Composition Polymer
Watermark The 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 Lyrebird and ‘100’.
Serial Numbers Two letter & Two number Prefix
AA96 to JK96

Notes :
During 1996 a Fraser/Evans “test issue” $100 note was printed with a prefix of BX96. This note is unusual in that the areas that are normally printed in black ink have been printed in a blue ink similar to that used on the $10 note. Enquiries regarding this note with the relevant authorities at the Reserve Bank have revealed that the error is genuine and not the result of dye as the other colours on the note appear as normal. However, they would not reveal the reason behind the printing of this mysterious ‘blue’ $100 note. Due to the nature of banknote printing, there must be at least another 31 notes in circulation.

Test Notes were issued in the sequence of AN to AZ, BN to BZ and CN to CS.
General circulation notes had their serial numbers ending in “M” – AA to AM, BA to BM with the sequence continuing through the range of letters.

There were no $100 notes printed in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995

Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 104
2013 122
2014 111
2015 102  [125]145
2016 108 [111] 144 [264*]404**
2017

*35 bids on 16/11/16 BM 777777   **3 bids on 12/10/16 HG 777777

First serial prefix AA96 # r616F – Mc701a/1
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 123 124  228
2015  [111]134  [138]200  180
2016  [111]158  [127]148  [155]170
2017
Last serial prefix JK96 # r616L – Mc701a/2
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 147 375 648
2015  163  300
2016  [139]210  [198]370
2017

1996 Fraser/Evans Test Notes # r616T – Mc701bT

General Circulation prefix # r616T – Mc701bT

r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2012 233 292
2013 163
2014  144 [161] 240
2015  210  [128]140
2016 135  150  305
2017
First serial prefix AN96 # r616TF – Mc701bT/1
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 361
2015  [200]222
2016  [196]255  355
2017
Last serial prefix CS96 # r616TL – Mc701bT/2
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2015  179  160
2016  150 [150]165
2017

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