1991 Australia Five Dollars – QLV

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A bank note from the final year of paper Five Dollar banknotes.

Banks and Chisolms last run before being replaced by the image Queen Elizabeth II and the new parliament house in Canberra.

The last run of a series that for 22 years displayed Australian native flora of Australia on its face.

I think we all liked the colouration as well.

A great final piece in a long history of paper five dollar notes beginning back in 1969.

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History

Banks left Oxford for Chelsea in December 1763. He continued to attend the university until 1764, but left that year without taking a degree. His father had died in 1761, so when he turned 21 he inherited the impressive estate of Revesby Abbey, in Lincolnshire, becoming the local squire and magistrate, and sharing his time between Lincolnshire and London. From his mother’s home in Chelsea he kept up his interest in science by attending the Chelsea Physic Garden of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and the British Museum, where he met Daniel Solander. He began to make friends among the scientific men of his day and to correspond with Carl Linnaeus, whom he came to know through Solander. As Banks’s influence increased, he became an adviser to King George III and urged the monarch to support voyages of discovery to new lands, hoping to indulge his own interest in botany. 

Looks like it paid off big time for him. Fame was his. Immortal one might say through historical lierature.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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