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Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 - Price guide and values

Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 - Banknote of Australia

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Fraser-Evans

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes WNZ to WZY - - - $50.00 $58.50 $81.30 $97.50
Prefix FAA - - - $54.00 $76.50 $113 $140
Prefix FAB - - - $72.00 $99.00 $135 $160
Prefix WZZ - - - $54.00 $76.50 $113 $140
Prefix WNY - - - $90.00 $158 $225 $275
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes WNZ to WZY $114 $124 $130 $156 $200 - -
Prefix FAA $165 $182 $190 $258 $325 - -
Prefix FAB $195 $218 $230 $309 $388 - -
Prefix WZZ $165 $182 $190 $258 $325 - -
Prefix WNY $325 $358 $375 $500 $625 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Fraser-Evans sold at auctions

Johnston-Stone

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YHK to YNR - - - $65.30 $90.00 $131 $163
Prefix YHJ - - - $99.00 $191 $269 $325
Prefix YNS - - - $99.00 $191 $269 $325
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YHK to YNR $198 $221 $233 $279 $325 - -
Prefix YHJ $394 $439 $463 $581 $700 - -
Prefix YNS $394 $439 $463 $581 $700 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Johnston-Stone sold at auctions

Johnston-Fraser

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YNU to YXG - Gothic - - - $65.30 $99.00 $144 $178
Prefix YNT - Gothic - - - $96.80 $191 $269 $325
Prefix YXH - Gothic - - - $106 $214 $306 $375
Prefixes YUF to YXG - OCRB - - - $85.50 $133 $223 $298
Prefix YUE - OCRB - - - $164 $326 $456 $550
Prefix YXH - OCRB - - - $203 $394 $575 $713
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YNU to YXG - Gothic $203 $219 $228 $276 $325 - -
Prefix YNT - Gothic $394 $439 $463 $581 $700 - -
Prefix YXH - Gothic $438 $479 $500 $631 $763 - -
Prefixes YUF to YXG - OCRB $334 $358 $370 $485 $600 - -
Prefix YUE - OCRB $638 $695 $725 $913 $1,100 - -
Prefix YXH - OCRB $831 $910 $950 $1,210 $1,480 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Johnston-Fraser sold at auctions

Fraser-Higgins

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YYW to WDC - - - $62.10 $87.80 $134 $170
Prefix YYV - - - $101 $191 $269 $325
Prefix WDD - - - $106 $214 $306 $375
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YYW to WDC $213 $241 $255 $315 $375 - -
Prefix YYV $388 $429 $450 $563 $675 - -
Prefix WDD $438 $479 $500 $613 $725 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Fraser-Higgins sold at auctions

Fraser-Cole

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes WBU to WGA - With plate letter - - - $50.00 $60.80 $80.00 $97.70
Prefix WBT - With plate letter - - - $90.00 $149 $208 $250
Prefix WGB - With plate letter - - - $94.50 $151 $221 $275
Prefixes WES to WQG - Without plate letter - - - $50.00 $60.80 $80.00 $92.50
Prefix WER - Without plate letter - - - $90.00 $149 $208 $250
Prefix WQH - Without plate letter - - - $94.50 $151 $221 $275
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes WBU to WGA - With plate letter $115 $130 $138 $194 $250 - -
Prefix WBT - With plate letter $294 $323 $338 $431 $525 - -
Prefix WGB - With plate letter $319 $348 $363 $456 $550 - -
Prefixes WES to WQG - Without plate letter $115 $130 $138 $194 $258 - -
Prefix WER - Without plate letter $294 $323 $338 $431 $525 - -
Prefix WQH - Without plate letter $319 $348 $363 $456 $550 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Fraser-Cole sold at auctions

Phillips-Wheeler

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YAB to YAT - - - $74.30 $115 $175 $223
Prefix YAA - - - $230 $369 $611 $813
Prefix YAU - - - $180 $360 $420 $700
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YAB to YAT $268 $297 $300 $305 $310 $320 $335
Prefix YAA $906 $968 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 - -
Prefix YAU $825 $908 $950 $1,230 $1,500 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Phillips-Wheeler sold at auctions

Knight-Wheeler

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YAW to YBW - Centre thread - - - $65.30 $87.80 $141 $185
Prefix YAV - Centre thread - - - $135 $225 $325 $400
Prefix YBX - Centre thread - - - $117 $209 $304 $375
Prefixes YAW to YCY - Side thread - - - $65.30 $87.80 $141 $185
Prefix YAV - Side thread - - - $135 $225 $325 $400
Prefix YCZ - Side thread - - - $117 $209 $304 $375
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YAW to YBW - Centre thread $214 $233 $243 $346 $450 - -
Prefix YAV - Centre thread $488 $545 $575 $738 $900 - -
Prefix YBX - Centre thread $456 $510 $538 $694 $850 - -
Prefixes YAW to YCY - Side thread $214 $233 $243 $308 $373 - -
Prefix YAV - Side thread $488 $545 $575 $738 $900 - -
Prefix YCZ - Side thread $456 $510 $538 $694 $850 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Knight-Wheeler sold at auctions

Knight-Stone

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YDB to YHG - - - $60.80 $83.30 $123 $153
Prefix YDA - - - $99.00 $180 $256 $313
Prefix YHH - - - $99.00 $176 $248 $300
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YDB to YHG $188 $195 $200 $210 $220 $240 -
Prefix YDA $381 $427 $450 $556 $663 - -
Prefix YHH $363 $404 $425 $531 $638 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Knight-Stone sold at auctions

Phillips-Fraser

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes YXK to YYT - - - $50.00 $65.30 $90.00 $108
Prefix YXJ - - - $94.50 $169 $231 $275
Prefix YYU - - - $94.50 $137 $200 $248
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes YXK to YYT $123 $132 $138 $175 $213 - -
Prefix YXJ $331 $368 $388 $481 $575 - -
Prefix YYU $296 $328 $345 $448 $550 - -

Average prices of certified Fifty dollars 1973 to 1995 Phillips-Fraser sold at auctions

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Varieties and details

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

Plate letter

It refers to the letters that can be found on banknotes. Here's where it can be found on a Frase-Cole 1991 50 dollars banknote:

Plate letter - Frase-Cole 1991 50 dollars banknote

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.

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