1983 Australia Five Dollars - PEB

Five Dollars (Paper)
R.A Johnston / John Stone
Serial No.:
PEB 767638
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Price : $44.95

1983 Australia Five Dollars - PEB

Fantastic condition and a great investment for the future.

These notes are doing very well in the market. Always bringing a good amount of interest as they slowly become scarcer.

For collectors a must have. A great example here.

Joseph Banks was born in London to William Banks, a wealthy Lincolnshire country squire and member of the House of Commons, and his wife Sarah, daughter of William Bate. Joseph was educated at Harrow School from the age of 9, and at Eton College from 1756; his fellow students included Constantine John Phipps. As a boy Banks enjoyed exploring the Lincolnshire countryside, and developed a keen interest in nature, history and botany. When he was 17 he was inoculated with smallpox, but he became ill and did not return to school. In late 1760 he was enrolled as a gentleman-commoner at Oxford University. At Oxford he matriculated at Christ Church, where his studies were largely focused on natural history rather than the classical curriculum. Determined to receive botanical instruction, he paid the Cambridge botanist Israel Lyons to deliver a series of lectures at Oxford in 1764.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

Obverse: Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (13 February 1743 – 19 June 1820) was a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768–1771). Banks is credited with the introduction to the Western world of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia. Approximately 80 species of plants bear Banks's name. Banks was also the leading founder of the African Association, a British organization dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy.

Reverse: Caroline Chisholm (30 May 1808 – 25 March 1877) was a progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia. She is commemorated in the Calendar of saints of the Church of England. There are proposals for the Catholic Church to also recognise her as a saint, Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel Works by Joseph Banks at Project Gutenberg Australia (note, might still be copyright in other countries) Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Correspondence concerning Iceland: written to Sir Joseph Banks, 1772–1818, from the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections "A Bath Butterfly Botany and Eighteenth Century Sexual Politics." National Library of Australia News 15.7 (April 2005). "New Society based in Lincolnshire, England "Bronze portrait bust of Sir Joseph Banks by Anne Seymour Damer (1814)

Watermark: Captain James Cook in the left panel

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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