1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknote
|With Plate Identification Letter|
|Obverse||Francis Howard Greenway|
|Signatories||B. W. Fraser, Governor, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia|
A. S. Cole, Secretary to the Treasury
|Size||154.94mm [width], 76.20mm [height]|
|Watermark||Captain Cook in left panel|
|Serial Numbers||MFQ 000001 to MHJ 624000|
MHK 000001 to MPV 999999
MPX 477001 to MRR 999999
Notes : Serial Prefix QPG was the last series of five dollar paper notes printed
Plate Identification Letters (PIL) : According to Greg McDonald’s publication The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes [Sixteenth edition, November 2008, ISBN 978-0-9751244-9-9] Plate Identification Letters are very small letters found on each banknote of nearly all paper decimal notes issued. Although initially thought to be a security device, it seems that some markings were included to assist with quality control. The plate letters were on the intaglio printing plates. It is interesting to note that the prefix letters of a banknote run alphabetically and consecutively across the sheet (left to right).
Plate Identification Letters were to be phased out by 1990 and prior to the introduction of polymer notes. Despite this, an interesting feature occurred during the latter part of the printing of the 1993 Fraser Cole paper Ten Dollar note. Throughout bundles of the last print run there was a plate letter on every third note.
|First serial prefix MFQ # r313aF – Mc176a|
# Butterfly Flap Error Banknote
I like these & it was graded as an EF & went to Auction on the 8th of August 2017 & it sold after 42 bids for $798 although I’ve shown a picture of this I haven’t included it in the normal eBay sales.
|Last serial prefix MRR # r313aL – Mc176b|
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