r316b – Mc401c # 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes

1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknote

Blue Dobell shading
r316b 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
ObverseAndrew Barton (Banjo) Patterson
ReverseDame Mary Gilmore
SignatoriesB. W. Fraser, Governor, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size137.00mm [width], 65.00mm [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 windmill.
Serial NumbersTwo letter & Two number Prefix
AA94 – DF94

Notes : Blue and Grey Dobell colour shadings
A dark blue $10 polymer was issued in November, 1993. Difficulties were being experienced in the bonding of some colours to the grey polymer base substrate. This resulted in varying colours. These colour varieties for $10 Fraser/Evans were produced in 1993 and 1994. These varieties are known as blue Dobell (pictured left) and grey Dobell (pictured right). The term Dobell refers to Sir William Dobell’s portrait of Dame Mary Gilmore on the back of the note. Initial prints were blue, but the blue colour often transferred to other notes after the printing was completed. Both varieties, the blue and grey Dobell, exhibit both blue and grey colours and it is sometimes difficult to establish whether the note in question is blue or grey Dobell variety.

Blue and Grey Dobell colour shading examples

Notes :
No circulation $10 dollar notes were issued in 1995, 1999, 2000 or 2001.

Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
201345
2014
2015
201622
201711[30]36[56]144*
2018165**

*This is interesting…

  • on the 11th of December serial no BF94899926 sold for $56
  • on the 13th of December serial no BF94899923 sold for $94
  • on the 14th of December serial no BF94899922 sold for $64
  • on the 15th of December serial no BF94899924 sold for $144

I wonder if they all ended up going to the same Person?

** Singular $10 Polymer Notes are rare to find for auction on eBay so this is a consecutive pair…

First serial prefix AA94 # r316bF – Mc401c/1
r316b 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2013188
2014
2015
2016
2017305[76]105
2018
Last serial prefix DF94 # r316bL – Mc401c/2
r316b 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
2015
2016410
2017
2018315*
*Graded & sold on eBay by Melbourne Mint
r316bi – Mc401d notes with Grey Dobell shading
General Circulation prefix # r316bi – Mc401d
r316bi 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
201445
2015
2016
2017[51]81
2018109
First serial prefix AA94 # r316biF – Mc401d/1
r316bi 1994 Fraser/EvansTen Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
2015
2016
2017[102]146
2018124
Last serial prefix DF94 # r316biL – Mc401d/2
r316bi 1994 Fraser/Evans Ten Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Collectors Folder
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018187*

*Sold on the 23 of May 2018 on eBay with 26 bids through the Melbourne Mint,

PCGS graded as 1995 Superb Gem UNC (so not in the collectors folder)

updated: 18/06/2018

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