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1960 Australia Five Pounds - TC 41
Here is a remarkably well preserved example of this release of Five Pound notes.
Clear, clean colours, perfect edges and not a blemish in sight. Good crisp paper with raised itaglio.
Mint condition notes of this age are quite rare so an extraordinary chance to add a superb investment note to your portfolio exists here.
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As with all bank notes from Noteworthy Collectibles professional grading can be arranged.
Franklin was born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, in 1786 and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth. He was the ninth of the twelve children of Willingham Franklin, the descendant of a long line of country gentlemen, and his wife Hannah Weekes. One of John's sisters, Sarah, was the mother of Emily Tennyson. Franklin's father initially opposed his son's interest in a career at sea. However, Franklin was determined and his father reluctantly allowed him to go on a trial voyage with a merchant ship. This hardened young Franklin's resolve, so at the age of 14 his father secured him a Royal Navy appointment on HMS Polyphemus.
Franklin was later present at a number of historic voyages and naval battles. These included the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, an expedition to explore the coast of Australia on HMS Investigator with his uncle, Captain Matthew Flinders, a return to the Napoleonic Wars, serving aboard HMS Bellerophon at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and he was at the Battle of New Orleans.
He accompanied Captain Dance on the East India Company's ship the Earl Camden, frightening off Admiral Linois at the Battle of Pulo Aura in the straits of Malacca on 14 February 1804.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.
Obverse: Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN (16 April 1786 – 11 June 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin also served as governor of Tasmania for several years. He disappeared on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew perished from starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning and scurvy.
Reverse: Commerce - artwork by Frank Manley from images taken from a bas relief panel that was originally designed by artist Paul Raphael Montford
Watermark:Captain Cook in left hand oval . The word ’Five’ also sits behind each of the signatories.