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Five pounds 1954 to 1966 - Price guide and values

The death of King George VI belatedly led to the introduction of new designs for the five pound note. Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin features on the front of the new note and a mural celebrating the produce of Australia's Primary Industry surrounding a central motif of Aboriginal artefacts appears on the back.

Approximately 309,519,000 five pound notes were produced between 1954 and 1966 with the only changes being in signatory H. C. Coombs' title when responsibility for issuing notes was transferred from the Commonwealth Bank to the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Banknotes with a serial number of one million (1000000) command a significant premium. Banknote numbering machines had only six printing wheels. When the seventh digit was required to complete each series, the serial number was printed on a hand press. The practice was continued with decimalisation until 1971.

Ex NPA 25th Anniv. of Decimal Currency.

Five pounds 1954 to 1966 - 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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Coombs-Wilson

Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Prefixes TA01 to TB40 - Commonwealth - - $22.50 $38.30 $90.00 $156 $238
Prefix TA00 - Commonwealth - - $117 $284 $630 $1,080 $1,450
Prefix TB41 - Commonwealth - - $209 $360 $810 $1,390 $1,880
Prefixes TB42 to TD08 - Reserve - - $20.30 $36.00 $87.80 $162 $225
Prefix TB41 - Reserve - - $140 $293 $698 $1,150 $1,530
Prefix TD09 - Reserve - - $113 $252 $540 $913 $1,230
Prefixes TC11* and TC12* - Reserve - - $765 $1,690 $3,380 $10,400 $17,000
Prefixes TC10* - Reserve - - $968 $2,070 $3,710 $11,700 $19,300
Prefixes TC13* - Reserve - - $1,060 $2,360 $4,280 $9,800 $21,000
Prefix TD10 - Reserve - - - - - - -
Varieties UNC-60 UNC-62 CUNC-63 CUNC-64 GUNC-65 GUNC-66 GUNC-67
Prefixes TA01 to TB40 - Commonwealth $363 $437 $475 $616 $825 $856 -
Prefix TA00 - Commonwealth $2,040 $2,430 $2,630 $3,440 $4,250 - -
Prefix TB41 - Commonwealth $2,800 $3,410 $3,730 $4,610 $5,500 - -
Prefixes TB42 to TD08 - Reserve $333 $394 $425 $474 $853 - -
Prefix TB41 - Reserve $2,080 $2,440 $2,630 $3,510 $4,400 - -
Prefix TD09 - Reserve $1,550 $1,760 $1,880 $2,690 $3,500 - -
Prefixes TC11* and TC12* - Reserve $27,300 $34,000 $37,500 $49,400 $61,300 - -
Prefixes TC10* - Reserve $28,900 $35,200 $38,500 $48,000 $57,500 - -
Prefixes TC13* - Reserve $31,100 $37,800 $41,300 $53,800 $66,300 - -
Prefix TD10 - Reserve - - - $800 - - -

Average prices of certified Five pounds 1954 to 1966 Coombs-Wilson sold at auctions

Varieties and details

Commonwealth Bank

Australian banknote - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Reserve Bank

Australian banknote - Reserve Bank of Australia

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

Last update : Thursday, May 30, 2024

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