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1968 $2 Note Star Note Coombs/Randall R82s Uncirculated

1968 $2 Note Star Note Coombs/Randall R82s Uncirculated

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1968 $2 Note Star Note Coombs/Randall R82s Uncirculated

Raised intaglio on the front, great paper.

Dr Herbert Cole (Nugget) Coombs was Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia between January 1st 1949 and January 13th 1960, and was then the inaugural Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from the date of its establishment on January 14th 1960 until July 22nd 1968.

Sir Richard John Randall was Secretary to the Treasury from October 28th 1966 until October 31st 1971.

$2 notes with this signature combination were issued over a much shorter period than that - for less than a year in fact, between November 1967 and October 1968.

The mintage of the regular $2 notes with these two signatures was 75,904,000, whereas the mintage of the Coombs Randall $2 star replacement note is 274,000.

The ratio of star notes to regular notes for the Coombs Randall $2 was 277 to 1, which makes it by far the toughest $2 star replacement note for collectors to obtain.

This particular note has a teller flick on the right hand side, however retains completely original paper - there is plenty of sheen evident, and the black intaglio ink remains raised.

A wonderful note for the dedicated star replacement note collector.

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