1934 £5 R44a Riddle/Sheehan Pink Face about Uncirculated

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1934 £5 R44a Riddle/Sheehan Pink Face about Uncirculated

$9,500.00
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20757
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  • The last King George V £5 note
  • Created by red and green cross-hatching, the shading of the King’s portrait is the distinguishing feature of the Pink Face issue
  • Single note available in about Uncirculated quality.

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Important, historic, rare...

After Australia rejected the Gold Standard, banknotes ceased to be ‘payable in gold’, but were instead guaranteed by the Commonwealth Government. The first notes in what became known as the ‘Legal Tender Series’ were the last notes of George V. The last George V £5 note is of particular interest to serious collectors, as it is known by two easily recognised types – the Pink and White Face varieties. 

The first issued type was the Pink Face £5 (as seen here), with red and green cross-hatching giving an obvious rosy tinge to the King’s portrait. About halfway through the production run of the 1933 £5 Riddle/Sheehan, the cross-hatching was removed, and the king’s face is white on the later type. With this high denomination Depression Era note seldom set aside at the time of issue, the Pink Face Riddle/Sheehan £5 variety is tremendously rare in superior grade.

Seldom seen on the market in such exceptional quality, don't miss this important opportunity to collect this historic George V type in about Uncirculated condition.

More Information
Reference NumberR44a
Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1934
Denomination£5
GradeAbout Uncirculated
Issued ByReserve Bank of Australia
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