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1991 Australia Ten Dollars - MQU
A truly magnificent investment note. This is the from the last ten dollar paper bank note series without the PIL (Plate Indentifcation Letter).
Last year of paper production. A great time to put this away for the retirement plan.
There has never been a better time to collect this variety as a mint UNC quality banknote.
Plate Identification Letters are tiny letters found on the Australian banknotes in nearly all paper decimal note denominations. The markings were mainly to assist with quality control. Plate Identification Letters were due to be phased out in 1990. During the final run of printing the 1993 Fraser Cole $10 banknotes one of the plates got damaged and was replaced by a plate bearing a PIL. As there were three plates on the printing drum only every third note was printed with a PIL. As a result you will find that the last prefix of this run the MRR notes, only every 3rd one has a PIL making this variety worth significantly more than the one with out a PIL.
Series affected were MFQ-MRR in the R313 series 1991 Fraser / Cole paper notes
Obverse:Francis Howard Greenway (20 November 1777 – September 1837) was an iconic colonial architect in Australia.
Reverse:Henry Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922) was an Australian writer and poet . Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period, and is often called Australia's "greatest writer"
Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel