1985 Australia Five Dollars x 10 – QGA

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Once in a while you find something that truly is very special. On offer here are ten consecutive Fraser / Higgins five dollar paper banknotes.

They are in pristine UNC condition. Smaller runs of two and three are reasonably common however runs of 10 are rarely seen.

These were purchased from a bundle so they have seen very little handling. Even at twenty years young this run will adds charisma and weight to any collection.

Your chance to secure an item that will be much sought after in the future. Scarce and beautiful.

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Obverse:Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (13 February 1743 – 19 June 1820) was a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook’s first great voyage (1768–1771). Banks is credited with the introduction to the Western world of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia. Approximately 80 species of plants bear Banks’s name. Banks was also the leading founder of the African Association, a British organization dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy.

Reverse:Caroline Chisholm (30 May 1808 – 25 March 1877) was a progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia. She is commemorated in the Calendar of saints of the Church of England. There are proposals for the Catholic Church to also recognise her as a saint,

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel

History

Caroline Chisholm returned to Australia aboard the Ballarat in 1854 and toured the Victorian goldfields. Chisholm proposed the construction of shelters for people travelling to the goldfields, a project which received support from the government. Chisholm also campaigned for land to be made available so that migrant families could establish small farms, a move Chisholm saw as providing greater stability in the colonies. Caroline and her family lived in Kyneton, where Archibald sat on the magistrates’ bench and their two elder sons ran a store.

The Chisholm family moved to Sydney in 1857, and back to England in 1866. Caroline Chisholm died in 1877

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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