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

1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknote

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ObverseDame Nellie Melba
ReverseSir John Monash
SignatoriesB. W. Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size158mm [width] 65mm [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 Lyrebird and ‘100’.
Serial NumbersTwo 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
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2012104
2013122
2014111
2015102[125]145
2016108[111] 144[264*]404**
2017[135]140[235]282
2018

*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
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014123124228
2015[111]134[138]200180
2016[111]158[127]148[155]170
2017135[142]166[183]305[186]220
2018
Last serial prefix JK96 # r616L – Mc701a/2
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014147375648
2015163300
2016[139]210[198]370
2017382
2018

1996 Fraser/Evans Test Notes # r616T – Mc701bT

General Circulation prefix # r616T – Mc701bT

r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2012233292
2013163
2014144[161]240
2015210[128]140
2016135150305
2017195258
2018
First serial prefix AN96 # r616TF – Mc701bT/1
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014361
2015[200]222
2016[196]255355
2017127235
2018 **

**On the 14th of January a Trio set sold for $4000

Last serial prefix CS96 # r616TL – Mc701bT/2
r616 1996 Fraser/Evans One Hundred Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2015179160
2016150[150]165
2017255
2018
updated: 17/01/2018

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