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1974 Australia Two Dollars – HCL

$44.95 AUD

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This bank note has a light diagonal fold across the left third of the Obverse.

It has perfect borders and corners and no other sign of being mishandled.

A nice note to add to your collection and guaranteed to preform well as an investment.

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Obverse: John Macarthur (1767 – 11 April 1834) was a soldier, entrepreneur, politician and pioneer of the Australian wool industry. Macarthur was born in Plymouth, Devon, the second son of Alexander Macarthur, who had fled to the West Indies after the Jacobite Rising before returning and working as a linen draper and ‘seller of slops’, according to some accounts. His exact date of birth is unknown, but it is known that his birth was registered on 3 September 1767. He spelled his surname “M’Arthur” for most of his life. He occasionally varied it to “MacArthur”. The spelling “Macarthur” (with a lower case “a”) became established only very late in his life.

Reverse:William James Farrer (3 April 1845– 16 April 1906) was a leading Australianagronomist and plant breeder. Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the “Federation” strain of wheat, distributed in 1903. His work resulted in significant improvements in both the quality and crop yields of Australia’s national wheat harvest, a contribution for which he earned the title ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’.

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel”


Sir John Grant Phillips KBE (13 March 1911 – 7 October 1986) was an Australian economist who became the second Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, from 1968 to 1975.

His name appeared on Australian currency notes as “J. G. Phillips”.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 8 June 1968, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in the 1972 New Year Honours he was promoted Knight Commander in that order (KBE).

In October 1986 his and his wife’s bodies were found after their joint suicide.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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