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1985 Australia Fifty Dollars – YRV

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SKU: YRV498850-06A4 Category:

Clean, crisp, delightful example. This note will only increase in value.  Gothic font serial number series.

Has a tiny dog ear fold on lower left of the Obverse. The only detraction from a near perfect example.

Getting very hard to find in this condition. The time is right to invest.





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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.

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


Florey’s portrait appeared on the Australian $50 note for 22 years (1973–95), and the suburb of Florey in the Australian Capital Territory is named after him.
The Howard Florey Institute, located at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, and the largest lecture theatre in the University of Adelaide’s medical school are also named after him.
In 2006, the federal government of Australia renamed the Australian Student Prize, given to outstanding high-school leavers, the “Lord Florey Student Prize”, in recognition of Florey.
The Florey Unit of the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, is named after him.
The “Lord Florey Chair” in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield is named in his honour.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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