1927 £5 R42 Riddle/Heathershaw about Very Fine Banknote

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1927 £5 R42 Riddle/Heathershaw about Very Fine Banknote

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  • A genuine Australian banknote of the Great Depression Era.
  • Issued during the reign of King George V.
  • Bears the Riddle/Heathershaw signature combination.
  • A high denomination £5 note – seldom set aside as a memento.
  • Scarce in any grade – rare in about Very Fine quality, as here.
  • Secure a rare, desirable piece of Australian history! Click add to cart!


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Rare and highly sought after…

Issued in 1927, as Australia stood on the cusp of the Great Depression, the King George V Riddle/Heathershaw £5 banknote is rare – and highly sought after.

The chaos of the Great Depression

Two years after the Riddle/Heathershaw signature combination began, the Great Depression engulfed Australia. Our most calamitous economic crisis, Australia’s key exports all but collapsed, national income declined by a third, and unemployment was over 30% at its worst. For those lucky enough to have a job, the average weekly wage was about £3. With money so tight, the idea of popping a ‘fiver’ away as a keepsake would have been deemed crazy by most Australians.

Tough-to-find in any grade…

As a result, the £5 banknotes of the Great Depression Era are scarce to rare in any condition. With just one about Very Fine example of the 1927 £5 R42 Riddle/Heathershaw banknote in stock, immediate action is a must.

Genuine piece of Australian history – act now!

A genuine piece of Australian history that you can hold in your hands, secure the King George V Riddle/Heathershaw £5 banknote today! Click add to cart now!

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Reference NumberR42
Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1927
GradeAbout Very Fine
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