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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Australian Pre-decimal Banknotes of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth 11

The pre-decimal 5 pound banknote of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd

On the obverse the note has a portrait of Sir John Franklin. On the reverse Australian Aboriginal artifacts and primary produce. The signatories were H.C. Coombs, Governor of the Australian Reserve Bank and Roland Wilson the Secretary to the Treasury.
The paper was 83gsm
Watermark : Captain Cook in the centre oval and FIVE behind each signature.
Mintage was 168,399,000
Serial numbers were : Prefix letters of  TB,TC or TD over numeral and ran from Tb/41 120001 to TD/09 519000.

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