1934 £5 R44b Riddle/Sheehan White Face about Uncirculated

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1934 £5 R44b Riddle/Sheehan White Face about Uncirculated

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  • A banknote from the Depression era
  • 'White Face' issue type
  • This high denomination note was seldom set aside at the time of issue
  • Tremendously rare in superior grade as seen here
  • Graded at about Uncirculated condition


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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, 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 - as seen here. With this high denomination Depression Era note seldom set aside at the time of issue, the White Face Riddle/Sheehan £5 varity 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.

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Reference NumberR44b
Banknote TypePaper
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1934
GradeAbout Uncirculated
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