Knight auction to offer 1939 Australian £5 note during CPMX show in Rosemont, Ill.

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Published : 02/28/15
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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 or send an email to (for U.S. notes) or (for world notes)

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