Prestige Philately Auction 230 CatalogueAUSTRALIA - BANKNOTES - Pre-Decimal - Five Pounds
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1927 Riddle/Heathershaw 'CHAIRMAN OF DIRECTORS, NOTE ISSUE DEPT.', McD #62b, R #41L, (no mid-range prefixes) serial 'Q/12 426933', Obv. Coat of Arms at left, KGV at right, Rev. Hawksbury River, Brooklyn, NSW, folds and creases with small nick at upper right, some rust spotting, a natural note retaining crispness, gFine. A new find, serial not previously recorded, Rare. [Cat McDonald Fine $40,000 VF $75,000 Renniks F $19,000 VF $32,500]
The correct title for EC Riddle was 'Governor, Commonwealth Bank of Australia'. It is believed a mix up of printing plates was responsible for some notes showing the old title 'Chairman of Directors, Note Issue Dept.'. Vort-Ronald records only five 'Q/12' examples offered on the market in the past 46 years, scarcer than the First Prefix 'Q/11' notes. This is an opportunity to own one of the rarest and most important KGV £5 Type Notes. Seldom offered on the market.
1939 KGVI Sheehan/Mcfarlane, 'R/33 423357' some soiling aVF, 1941 Armitage/Mcfarlane, 'R/38 811380' VF, McD #67-68, R #45-46, 1960 QEII £5 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank, 'TC/75 641200', gFine.