Ten stunning uncirculated bank notes in bank fresh condition. Magnificent colour and razor sharp edges.
The picture displays 11 notes but the final note in the run ending 72 was sold in a private sale, so only 10 notes total.
The larger runs from this final year of production are really getting difficult to find as more and more of them get broken up into smaller runs to sell quickly.
This run here is pristine and guaranteed to be a winner in any portfolio. It is the first large run we have offered in 4 years with the previous ones having sold within days of listing.
Given that they are the last of the paper notes in this denomination ever issued they have become very highly sought after.
The end of an era dating back to 1969.
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
Prime Minister – Bob Hawke (until 20 December), then Paul Keating
Premier of New South Wales – Nick Greiner
Premier of Queensland – Wayne Goss
Premier of South Australia – John Bannon
Premier of Tasmania – Michael Field
Premier of Victoria – Joan Kirner
Premier of Western Australia – Carmen Lawrence
Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory – Trevor Kaine (until 6 June), then Rosemary Follett
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory – Marshall Perron
Notable deaths in 1991
24 March – Sir John Kerr (born 1914), Governor-General of Australia (1974–1977)
23 May – Manning Clark (born 1915), historian
14 June – Vladimir Petrov (born 1907), defected Soviet spy
29 June – Russ Hinze (born 1919), Queensland politician
4 July – Victor Chang (born 1936), heart surgeon
7 October – Darren Millane (born 1965), Australian rules footballer
28 December – Cassandra Harris (born 1941), actress
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.