r58 – Mc81 # 1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknotes

1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknote

r58 1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknotes

Obverse George VI
Reverse Agriculture Scene
Signatories H. J. Sheehan, Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
S. G. McFarlane, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 180.34mm [width] 78.74mm [height]
Composition Paper – 75 gsm
Watermark Head of Captain Cook in right oval
’TEN POUNDS’ behind each signature
Serial Numbers Prefix of V over numeral
V/3 076001 to V/5 189000

Notes :
It was four years after the death of King George V before the design on the front of the ten pound note was modified. George VI’s portrait replaced that of the George V and the watermark was changed to Captain James Cook. The design of the note remained unchanged throughout his reign, with only the signatories being modified. The first signature combination – Sheehan/McFarlane – was printed in red, while the remaining combinations until 1954 were printed in black.

Approximately 21,924,000 ten pound notes were produced between 1940 and 1954 when a new design with Captain Arthur Phillip on the front and an industry and science theme on the back was introduced.

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 5247
2014 2040
2015 898
2016  301
2017
First serial prefix V/3 # r58F – Mc81a

r58 1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknotes

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2013 1469 [3612] 3570
2014 595
2015
2016  818 [1030] 1333
2017
Last circulation serial prefix V/5 # r58L – Mc81b

r58 1940 Sheehan/McFarlane Ten Pound Banknotes

Auction Prices
VG Fine VF EF aUNC CFU
2014 300
2015  463
2016  688  [745]962
2017

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