1988 Australia Ten Dollars Bicentennial Issue - AB47

Year:
1988
Denomination:
Ten Dollars Bicentennial
Signatories:
R.A.Johnston / B.W. Fraser
Serial No.:
AB 47 806286 (2nd Release)
Renniks No.:
R310b
Approx. Grade:
aVF
Item:
AB47806286-22K
Price : $22.50

1988 Australia Ten Dollars Bicentennial Issue - AB47

This note from the 2nd release. It is fairly well circulated..

Ever since their release these notes have proved to be incredibly popular with collectors.

This one a good example for start up collectors or as a collection filler.

 

 

Arnhem Land is also renowned for embracing the homeland movement, sometimes referred to as the Outstation movement.

A focus in recent years by governments about the 'viability' of the homelands has caused tensions and uncertainty within the Arnhem Land community.

In September 2008, then Darwin correspondent for The Age, Lindsay Murdoch wrote: "Elders tell of their fears that Yolngu culture and society will not survive if clans cannot continue to live on and access their land through homelands. They warn that if services are cut, many of the 800 people in the Laynhapuy homelands will be forced to move to towns such as Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula, creating new law and order problems, while those who stay will be severely disadvantaged."

In response to changes made by the Northern Territory government surrounding reduced support for the homelands in 2009, the Indigenous leader Patrick Dodson heavily criticised the Northern Territory Government's controversial new policy on remote Aboriginal communities, describing it as a "die on the vine" plan that will "slowly but surely" kill Indigenous culture.

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

The worlds very first polymer banknote. Released in 1988 to celebrate the Bicentennary of Australia.  This note had an extremely special featuresbuilt into it as security against forgery being a hologram of Captain James Cook..  It was a world first and makes these notes highly desirable as collectors items. Collectors value numerous variations of this note. due to initial production problems.

There were 3 releases of this note due to initial technical difficulties with the production techniques.

The first release AB10 – AB33 (with the first 2 digits of the serial number being either 93, 94 or 96) The note had a thin varnish over the hologram which proved to wear out very quickly. When the problem was identified the printing ceased.

The second release AB10-AB57 (followed by regular serial numbers) used the same prefixes as the first release but did not employ the 93,94,96 sequence after it.  When printing resumed on this second run they applied a darker heavier varnish to the note which proved to work a great deal better.

The third release AA00-AA23 were released to the general public in blue coloured Bicentennial Commemorative $10 Note Folder. These are the most common on the market given that more people kept them as momentoes and they did not suffer from the initial printing process errors of the previous two issues.

Obverse:
This design included the sailing ship HMS Supply anchored at Sydney Cove with a depiction of the early colonials in the background. These people symbolise all those who have contributed to Australia. From the left we see the early settlers and to right the modern working man.

Reverse:

Reverse includes portraits of the native population, the main picture is a young native youth with ceremonial paint, and in the background is a traditional Aboriginal Morning Star Pole also appearing are other Aboriginal artworks also commissioned by the RBA and a human like figure from the Dream Tme.

Watermark: 
1988 Commemorative note was the first to employ optically variable device of Captain James Cook who first mapped Botany Bay.

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