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1985 Australia Fifty Dollars x 5 – YSD

$1,650.00 AUD

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A fantastic addition to your investment portfolio. Here are five consecutive fifty dollar notes in uncirculated condition.

Extremely rare to find in mint UNC condition and with a run of consecutive Gothic font serial numbers.

Guaranteed to enhance any collection. A true gem and a solid investment in your future.





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Obverse:Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey OM, FRS (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the extraction of penicillin. Florey’s discoveries are estimated to have saved over 80 million lives, worldwide. Florey is regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as probably its greatest scientist. Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, said that “in terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia”.

Reverse:Sir (William) Ian Clunies Ross, CMG (1899–1959) is described as the ‘architect’ of Australia’s scientific boom, for his stewardship of Australia’s scientific organisation the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO.

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel


Howard Florey was the youngest of 5 children. His father John Florey was an English immigrant, and his mother Bertha Mary Florey was a third generation Australian.[12] He was born in South Australia, in 1898. He was educated at Kyre College Preparatory School (Now Scotch College) and then St Peter’s College, Adelaide, where he was a brilliant academic and junior sportsman. He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide from 1917 to 1921. At the university he met Ethel Reed, another medical student, who became both his wife and his research colleague. A Rhodes Scholar, he continued his studies at Magdalen College, Oxford, receiving the degrees of BA and MA. In 1926 he was elected to a fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and a year later he received the degree of PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Flasks used in the cultivation of penicillin mould for large-scale production. One of the first flasks (centre) made using a biscuit tin. Ceramic flasks were used in production of penicillin. (Historical Collections, National Museum of Health and Medicine,
After periods in the United States and at Cambridge, he was appointed to the Joseph Hunter Chair of Pathology at the University of Sheffield in 1931. In 1935 he returned to Oxford, as Professor of Pathology and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, leading a team of researchers. In 1938, working with Ernst Boris Chain and Norman Heatley, he read Alexander Fleming’s paper discussing the antibacterial effects of Penicillium notatum mould.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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