First prefix rarity from this early decimal era. The first Coombs / Randall Twenty Dollars note.
A stunning investment note that has been preserved in beautiful condition.
No marks, folds, stains or pin holes. The paper is clean and bright.
It really is a great example and very hard to find in this condition.
Given the rate at which this series continues to climb in value there has never been a better time to invest than now.
Please see the pictures here to judge this magnificent specimen for yourself.
The line in the centre of the note is a raised line caused by metal strip and is not a fold.
This note can be professionally graded by a certified authority on request.
Obverse: Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called Charles Kingsford Smith, or by his nickname Smithy, was a well-known early Australian aviator. In 1928, he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, and set a new record of 10.5 days.
Reverse: Lawrence Hargrave (29 January 1850 – 14 July 1915) was an engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer.
Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel
Lawrence Hargrave Honors and memorials.
From 1966 to 1994 the Australian 20 dollar note featured Hargrave on the reverse. An engraving of Lawrence Hargrave alongside some of his gliders appeared on the reverse of the Australian $20 banknote from 1966 to 1994.
There is a memorial to him at Bald Hill overlooking Stanwell Park beach.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive is a road which stretches from the Old Princes Highway in Helensburgh to the bottom of Bulli Pass in Thirroul.
A centenary celebration and re-enactment was held in November 1994 to commemorate the manlift at Stanwell Park.
The Lawrence Hargrave Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Sydney University and the Hargrave-Andrew Engineering and Sciences library at Monash University are named in his honour.
Australia’s largest airline Qantas named its fifth Airbus A380 aircraft (registration VH-OQE) after Lawrence Hargrave.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only