r313a – Mc176 # 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes

 

With Plate Identification Letter
r313a 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
Obverse Francis Howard Greenway
Reverse Henry Lawson
Signatories B. W. Fraser, Governor, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
A. S. Cole, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 154.94mm [width], 76.20mm [height]
Composition Paper
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.

r313a 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
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First serial prefix MFQ # r313aF – Mc176a
r313a 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
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Last serial prefix MRR # r313aL – Mc176b
r313a 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes

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r313b – Mc177 notes without Plate Identification Letters
General prefix banknotes # r313b – Mc177
r313b 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
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First serial prefix MFQ # r313bF – Mc177a
r313b 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
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Last serial prefix MRR # r313bL – Mc177b
r313b 1991 Fraser/Cole Ten Dollar Banknotes
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