This note is from the first year of decimal paper production.
A bit of light soiling is the only defect that pulls this note down as well as some light wrinkling
For this period however it is still a great example.
This banknote will certainly add value in the years to come.
Obverse: Francis Howard Greenway (20 November 1777 – September 1837) was an iconic colonial architect in Australia who arrived from England as a convicted forger.
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
Greenway’s face was shown on the first Australian decimal-currency $10 note (1966–93), making him probably the only convicted forger in the world to be honoured on a banknote.
Greenway is the eponym of a NSW Federal electorate, a suburb of Canberra, and a high school in Beresfield, a suburb of Newcastle.
Francis Greenway Drive in the suburb of Cherrybrook is named in honour of Francis Greenway.
The Vaucluse home of the renowned Australian architect Leslie Wilkinson (1882–1973) was named “Greenway” in honour of Francis Greenway.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.