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Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 - Price guide and values

The new $1, $2, $10 and $20 banknotes were issued on 14 February 1966. Charles Kingsford Smith and Lawrence Hargrave appeared on the $20 note. They symbolised Australia's significant contribution to aviation and aeronautics.

Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 - Banknote of Australia

You can see the list of signatures on australian banknotes. To help you to know the meaning of grades such as G, VG, F, VF, EF, AU, UNC, etc., you can jump to the grading section. View the average prices of certified banknotes sold at auctions.

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Fraser-Evans

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes RZW to ADJ - - - £10.40 £16.00 £20.30 £23.00
Prefix RZV - - - £28.20 £51.60 £77.60 £97.80
Prefix ADK - - - £13.10 £18.30 £23.90 £27.40
Prefix AAA - - - £18.30 £27.00 £36.50 £43.00
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes RZW to ADJ £28.40 £32.00 £33.90 £35.50 £36.50 £37.70 £71.00
Prefix RZV £111 £119 £124 £160 £196 - -
Prefix ADK £32.60 £36.00 £37.80 £54.10 £110 - -
Prefix AAA £52.80 £59.30 £62.60 £78.30 £93.90 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes RZW to ADJ - - - - - - -
Prefix RZV - - - - - - -
Prefix ADK - - - - - - -
Prefix AAA - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Fraser-Evans sold at auctions

Johnston-Stone

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes VFW to VQJ - - - £12.90 £22.30 £35.90 £47.00
Prefix VFV - - - £55.20 £117 £166 £202
Prefix VQK - - - £52.80 £106 £153 £189
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes VFW to VQJ £60.60 £69.70 £74.30 £83.90 £84.50 £85.90 £88.70
Prefix VFV £235 £256 £267 £342 £417 - -
Prefix VQK £218 £238 £248 £313 £378 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes VFW to VQJ - - - - - - -
Prefix VFV - - - - - - -
Prefix VQK - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Johnston-Stone sold at auctions

Johnston-Fraser

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes VQM to EYC - OCRB - - - £10.80 £14.10 £19.60 £23.50
Prefix VQL - OCRB - - - £31.70 £52.80 £75.00 £91.30
Prefix EYD - OCRB - - - £38.70 £76.30 £114 £143
Prefixes EJZ to ENA - Gothic - - - £41.10 £85.70 £105 £143
Prefix EJY - Gothic - - - £62.20 £141 £228 £300
Prefix ENB - Gothic - - - £135 £229 £349 £443
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes VQM to EYC - OCRB £30.60 £35.40 £36.50 £48.30 £69.10 £75.30 £81.50
Prefix VQL - OCRB £104 £113 £117 £153 £189 - -
Prefix EYD - OCRB £189 £219 £235 £274 £313 - -
Prefixes EJZ to ENA - Gothic £237 £245 £250 £256 £266 £271 £282
Prefix EJY - Gothic £355 £392 £411 £518 £626 £665 £704
Prefix ENB - Gothic £535 £595 £626 £796 £965 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes VQM to EYC - OCRB - - - - - - -
Prefix VQL - OCRB - - - - - - -
Prefix EYD - OCRB - - - - - - -
Prefixes EJZ to ENA - Gothic - - - - - - -
Prefix EJY - Gothic - - - - - - -
Prefix ENB - Gothic - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Johnston-Fraser sold at auctions

Fraser-Higgins

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes EYF to RKA - - - £13.60 £17.60 £23.50 £27.40
Prefix EYE - - - £31.70 £62.20 £92.60 £116
Prefix RKB - - - £36.40 £70.40 £104 £130
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes EYF to RKA £35.20 £40.40 £43.00 £60.60 £78.30 - -
Prefix EYE £133 £144 £150 £196 £241 - -
Prefix RKB £150 £163 £170 £225 £280 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes EYF to RKA - - - - - - -
Prefix EYE - - - - - - -
Prefix RKB - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Fraser-Higgins sold at auctions

Fraser-Cole

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes RHH to ABP - - - £10.60 £16.00 £21.00 £24.30
Prefix RHG - - - £30.50 £62.20 £93.30 £117
Prefix ABQ - - - £42.30 £78.60 £148 £209
Prefix AAA - - - £16.40 £23.50 £33.00 £39.90
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes RHH to ABP £30.10 £34.00 £36.00 £49.30 £66.10 - -
Prefix RHG £137 £150 £157 £199 £241 - -
Prefix ABQ £267 £306 £326 £401 £476 - -
Prefix AAA £50.60 £57.70 £61.30 £77.00 £80.90 £81.60 £82.40
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes RHH to ABP - - - - - - -
Prefix RHG - - - - - - -
Prefix ABQ - - - - - - -
Prefix AAA - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Fraser-Cole sold at auctions

Phillips-Wheeler

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes XEW to XGX - - - £23.50 £51.60 £87.40 £117
Prefix XEV - - - £61.00 £117 £157 £163
Prefix XGY - Commonwealth - - - £63.40 £106 £191 £235
Prefix XGY - Australia - - - £141 £258 £365 £443
Prefixes XGZ to XLG - - - £81.70 £153 £223 £276
Prefix XLH - - - £61.00 £120 £164 £196
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes XEW to XGX £141 £143 £146 £151 £157 £162 £167
Prefix XEV £238 £262 £274 £352 £430 - -
Prefix XGY - Commonwealth £264 £283 £293 £308 £404 - -
Prefix XGY - Australia £548 £617 £652 £926 £1,200 - -
Prefixes XGZ to XLG £343 £387 £410 £570 £730 - -
Prefix XLH £228 £250 £261 £329 £398 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes XEW to XGX - - - - - - -
Prefix XEV - - - - - - -
Prefix XGY - Commonwealth - - - - - - -
Prefix XGY - Australia - - - - £1,400 - -
Prefixes XGZ to XLG - - - - - - -
Prefix XLH - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Phillips-Wheeler sold at auctions

Knight-Wheeler

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes XLK to XST - Centre thread - - - £20.00 £38.70 £66.50 £90.00
Prefix XLJ - Centre thread - - - £55.20 £106 £150 £183
Prefix XSU - Centre thread - - - £58.70 £97.40 £152 £196
Prefixes XQS to XUY - Side thread - - - £27.00 £56.30 £89.30 £116
Prefix XQR - Side thread - - - £235 £704 £1,170 £1,570
Prefix XUZ - Side thread - - - £69.30 £129 £186 £228
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes XLK to XST - Centre thread £104 £113 £117 £162 £207 - -
Prefix XLJ - Centre thread £215 £237 £248 £300 £352 - -
Prefix XSU - Centre thread £232 £255 £267 £329 £391 - -
Prefixes XQS to XUY - Side thread £143 £162 £171 £213 £256 £274 £292
Prefix XQR - Side thread £1,830 £2,000 £2,090 £2,610 £3,130 - -
Prefix XUZ - Side thread £258 £277 £287 £365 £443 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes XLK to XST - Centre thread - - - - - - -
Prefix XLJ - Centre thread - - - - - - -
Prefix XSU - Centre thread - - - - - - -
Prefixes XQS to XUY - Side thread - - - - - - -
Prefix XQR - Side thread - - - - - - -
Prefix XUZ - Side thread - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Knight-Wheeler sold at auctions

Knight-Stone

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes XVB to VDQ - Gothic - - - £13.10 £22.30 £37.80 £49.60
Prefix XVA - Gothic - - - £39.90 £79.80 £110 £130
Prefix VDQ - Gothic - - - £51.60 £112 £160 £196
Prefixes VDS to VGW - OCRB - - - £17.10 £37.60 £61.30 £80.90
Prefix VDR - OCRB - - - £86.90 £223 £339 £430
Prefix VGX - OCRB - - - £52.80 £112 £157 £189
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes XVB to VDQ - Gothic £60.60 £69.70 £74.30 £95.20 £99.10 £104 £115
Prefix XVA - Gothic £153 £168 £176 £225 £274 - -
Prefix VDQ - Gothic £228 £250 £261 £326 £391 - -
Prefixes VDS to VGW - OCRB £99.10 £111 £117 £147 £151 £156 £162
Prefix VDR - OCRB £522 £582 £613 £756 £900 - -
Prefix VGX - OCRB £225 £249 £261 £326 £391 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes XVB to VDQ - Gothic - - - - - - -
Prefix XVA - Gothic - - - - - - -
Prefix VDQ - Gothic - - - - - - -
Prefixes VDS to VGW - OCRB - - - - - - -
Prefix VDR - OCRB - - - - - - -
Prefix VGX - OCRB - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Knight-Stone sold at auctions

Phillips-Fraser

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes EVK to EYC - - - £13.10 £19.50 £26.20 £30.80
Prefix EVJ - - - £35.20 £64.60 £101 £130
Prefix EYD - - £25.80 £49.30 £85.70 £123 £150
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes EVK to EYC £38.90 £44.20 £47.00 £63.50 £65.20 £69.40 £73.80
Prefix EVJ £150 £163 £170 £222 £274 - -
Prefix EYD £189 £215 £228 £248 £267 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes EVK to EYC - - - - - - -
Prefix EVJ - - - - - - -
Prefix EYD - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Phillips-Fraser sold at auctions

Coombs-Wilson

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes XAB to XBN - - - £11.70 £15.30 £21.50 £26.10
Prefix XAA - - - £34.00 £68.10 £115 £140
Prefix XBP - - - £44.60 £88.00 £96.90 £150
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes XAB to XBN £32.00 £35.80 £37.80 £58.00 £78.30 £276 -
Prefix XAA £184 £204 £214 £290 £348 - -
Prefix XBP £173 £188 £196 £254 £276 £297 -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes XAB to XBN - - - - - - -
Prefix XAA - - - £1,790 - - -
Prefix XBP - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Coombs-Wilson sold at auctions

Coombs-Randall

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefix XBQ - - - - £136 £443 £1,200
Prefix XBR - - - £217 £447 £625 £1,300
Prefix XBS - - - £340 £822 £1,100 £1,830
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefix XBQ - - - - £1,910 £1,930 -
Prefix XBR £1,920 £2,320 £2,530 £3,650 £4,760 - -
Prefix XBS £2,610 £3,120 £3,390 £4,600 £5,800 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefix XBQ - - - - £1,560 - -
Prefix XBR - - - - - - -
Prefix XBS - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Coombs-Randall sold at auctions

Phillips-Randall

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes XBT to XET - - - £21.10 £47.00 £74.20 £81.70
Prefix XBS - - - £52.80 £117 £166 £202
Prefix XEU - - - £50.50 £99.80 £102 £110
Prefix ZXA* - - - £481 £1,550 £3,570 £5,400
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes XBT to XET £128 £143 £151 £165 £215 - -
Prefix XBS £235 £256 £267 £339 £411 - -
Prefix XEU £168 £216 £241 £310 £378 - -
Prefix ZXA* £7,500 £8,900 £9,700 £11,500 £13,300 - -
Varieties SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
Prefixes XBT to XET - - - - - - -
Prefix XBS - - - - - - -
Prefix XEU - - - - - - -
Prefix ZXA* - - - - - - -

Average prices of certified Twenty dollars 1966 to 1993 Phillips-Randall sold at auctions

Varieties and details

Commonwealth

Phillips-Wheeler banknotes of 1972.

Australian banknote - Twenty dollars 1972 - Commonwealth of Australia - Phillips Wheeler note

Australia

Phillips-Wheeler banknotes of 1974.

Australian banknote - Twenty dollars 1974 - Australia - Phillips Wheeler note

Thread (center thread and side thread)

Starting in 1974, the Reserve Bank added a metallic security thread down the centre of banknotes as a new security feature. Because the center position is also the place where people fold their banknotes, they used prematurely. This is why the Reserve Bank moved the position of the thread to the side. The location of the thread (a dark line) can easily be found by looking at the banknote with enough lights passing through it.

Gothic

It refers to the font used for the serial number. Gothic font is narrow compared to the OCRB one.

Gothic font - Australian banknotes

OCRB

It refers to the font used for the serial number. OCRB (Optical Character Recognition) font is narrow compared to the Gothic one. OCRB function was to facilitate the optical character recognition operations by specific electronic devices. It was accepted as the world standard in 1973.

OCRB font - Australian banknotes

Star (*)

It refers to the star (pre-decimal) or asterix (decimal) that can be found at the end of the serial number to indicates replacement notes.

You can find known star notes in the registry.

Australian banknote - Star replacement note

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