A 1939 £5 Commonwealth of Australia note will be offered in the Lyn
Knight Currency Auction March 5 during the Chicago Paper Money
Exposition in Rosemont, Ill.
The face of the note has a portrait of King George VI, and the back
features a vignette of workers with sacks, bales and barrels along
with the denomination.
According to the catalog description, Paper Money Guaranty grades
the note Extremely Fine 40, “tied for second with one other of 12
listed for [this] variety on the population report.” The note has an
estimate of $5,000 to $8,000.
The auction will also offer a U.S. type collection purchased
approximately 40 to 50 years ago with “high quality examples from the
early [William] Donlon sales as well as from [Aubrey] Bebee’s, [Art]
Kagin’s and Hickman-Oakes [sales].”
For more information about the auction, visit Knight’s website at
www.lynknight.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (for U.S.
notes) or email@example.com (for world notes)