Australian $20 Paper Banknote Coombs/Wilson 1966

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Australian $20 Paper Banknote Coombs/Wilson 1966

The value of the Australian paper $20 note can be determined when we know 3 things. Whose signatures are on the note, what the serial number is, and the condition of the note which is known as the grade. Firstly though, we’ll identify the paper banknote. The Australian $20 was first issued in 1966, it was made of paper with red/yellow/black print. It replaced the ten pound note which was of similar colouring. The front shows a portrait of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith with pendulum tracings symbolic of wings, 2 serial numbers and 2 signatories. The back portrays Lawrence Hargrave with his drawings of flying machines and kites. The denomination is shown as ’20’ and appears twice on the front of the note and twice on the back. Early notes form 1966 to 1974 read ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ on the top (see note imaged) and from August 1974 to 1994 this was shortened to read ‘AUSTRALIA’. Each Australian paper banknote has security features hidden away in the note. Hold your $20 banknote up to the light and in the white space you’ll see a watermark, the profile of Captain Cook which was manufactured in the paper as an anti-counterfeiting measure. The note also has a metallic security thread running vertically through the note which can also be seen when you hold the note up to the light. The note will have an embossed feel.Signatures, of which there are two, also appear on all Australian decimal paper notes. These are the mark of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Secretary to the Treasurer at the time of issue. They have changed over the years and help identify which period the note was issued in. In the paper $20 note series 1966-1994 there were 10 signature combinations.

  • Coombs/Wilson 1966
  • Coombs/Randall 1968
  • Phillips/Randall 1968
  • Phillips/Wheeler 1972, 1974
  • Knight/Wheeler 1975
  • Knight/Stone 1979-1982
  • Johnston/Stone 1983
  • Johnston/Fraser 1985-1988
  • Fraser/Higgins 1989
  • Fraser/Cole 1991-1994

The paper $20 note was phased out from 31 October 1994 when the new design polymer twenty dollar note was released. 

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SKU 65763
Shipping Weight 0.0200kg
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Shipping Height 0.020m
Shipping Length 0.080m
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