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Five pounds 1933 to 1939 - Price guide and values

By introducing a 'legal tender' status for issued banknotes, there was no longer a need for them to be redeemable in gold. The opportunity was taken with this change to modify the designs to show King George V on the front and a bas-relief panel on the back depicting 'Commerce'. Other innovations were the addition of a circle in the lower center displaying the watermark profile of the Prince of Wales (later to become famous as the King who abdicated - Edward VIII).

Approximately 20,338,000 five pound notes were printed between 1933 and 1939 featuring the Riddle/Sheehan signature combination. Cross-hatching with red and green ink on approximately half of the notes produced a 'pink' effect on the King's face. On the remainder, lack of cross-hatching left the King's face white.

Five pounds 1933 to 1939 - 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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Riddle-Sheehan

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes R2 To R9 - Pink face - - $439 $900 $3,260 $6,700 $8,100
Prefix R0 - Pink face - - $551 $1,240 $2,930 $6,100 $8,900
Prefix R10 - Pink face - - $608 $1,400 $3,330 $6,900 $10,100
Prefixes R11 to R19 - White face - - $439 $923 $3,490 $6,900 $9,900
Prefix R10 - White face - - $574 $1,280 $3,040 $6,400 $9,400
Prefix R20 - White face - - $608 $1,230 $3,600 $7,300 $10,500
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes R2 To R9 - Pink face $14,600 $17,800 $19,500 $28,000 $36,500 - -
Prefix R0 - Pink face $15,200 $19,400 $21,500 $30,800 $40,000 - -
Prefix R10 - Pink face $16,700 $21,000 $23,300 $33,500 $43,800 - -
Prefixes R11 to R19 - White face $15,400 $19,100 $21,000 $30,100 $39,300 - -
Prefix R10 - White face $16,100 $20,500 $22,800 $32,600 $42,500 - -
Prefix R20 - White face $17,600 $22,300 $24,800 $35,300 $45,800 - -

Average prices of certified Five pounds 1933 to 1939 Riddle-Sheehan sold at auctions

Varieties and details

Pink King

Australian banknote - Five pounds 1933 - Pink King's face - Cross hatching

White King

Australian banknote - Five pounds 1933 - White King's face - No hatching

Last update : Monday, January 15, 2024

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Australia - Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney 5 Pounds 1939 Photographic Proof $175.00 19d 13h left

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