Obverse:||John Macarthur (1767-1834) Pioneer Sheep Breeder with Merino Sheep.|
Reverse:||William James Farrer (1845-1906) Pioneer Wheat Developer with Wheat Ears.|
Signatories:||H. C. Coombs, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia.|
Roland Wilson, Secretary to the Treasury.
|Size:||145.00mm (width), 72.50mm (height).|
|Watermark:||Captain Cook in left panel.|
|FAA 000000 - Type 2 Specimen Note.|
Three Letter prefix - separate entry.
First Prefix FAA - separate entry.
Star Replacement Note - separate entry.
FAA 000000 Specimen Note Type 1 - separate entry.
1966-67 Coombs/Wilson Two Dollar - FAA 000000 Type 2 Specimen Note
Type 2 specimen notes have the word SPECIMEN in medium red type printed diagonally 8 times on each side of the note. Unlike the type 1 specimens, they were distributed as individual notes and not in booklets. Each of the 5 denominations - $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 - were issued, the $5 note (with the Coombs/Randall signature combination) being introduced a year later in 1967. These notes were often used for display purposes in banks and other public places and are commonly found with pinholes where they were mounted. See the Type 2 note set entry.
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