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1954 Five Pound Consecutive Run of 20 Notes Coombs/Wilson R49 good EF

1954 Five Pound Consecutive Run of 20 Notes Coombs/Wilson R49 good EF

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A truly incredible run of notes - entirely crisp with two bends.

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1954 Five Pound Consecutive Run of 20 Notes

Signatures: Coombs / Wilson

Reference #: Renniks 49

Quality: good EF

A truly incredible run of notes - entirely crisp with two bends.

The size of a print run for any circulating banknote generally numbers  in the millions, which means it isn't unusual to come across runs of notes in circulation that are still in the same order they were printed in.

Bundles of polymer and paper decimal notes are still reasonably readily available, however go back a few more decades in time and runs of consecutive notes are much much harder to come by.

Although I've seen two intact bundles of pre-decimal notes at auction over the past few years, this run of 20 five pound notes is the longest consecutive run of pre-decimal notes I've ever encountered.

The average weekly wage in Australia in the late 1950's was around £12, which means this run of notes equates to around 8 weeks wages.

8 weeks wages equates to about $12,000 in 2017 terms, which goes some way to show why runs like this are so seldom encountered.

As the images here show, the paper of these notes is completely original - they remain bright white in colour, each and every note still has plenty of snap to them - the original sheen is absolutely abundant.

The simultan colours also remain bright and original, we've graded these notes good EF due to the fact the notes have a centre bend to them, as well a much weaker bend on the right-hand side when viewed from the back.

Although this run of notes wasn't enough to drive out of a Holden showroom with a brand-new FC Holden (they were retailing for around £1,100 at the time), it is still an incredible run of original notes that would be great to set aside.