NPA Mint UNC Extremely Rare Fraser & Cole .Last $5 paper banknote issue with special prefix ‘XXV’ 004901 Serial 25th Anniversary 1967-1992.
Amongst 1ST 5,000 Printed of this Limited Edition. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary $5 Paper Banknote run from 1967 to 1992.
With the 1991 $5 Fraser & Cole Paper Banknote including XXV Roman Numeral as 25th year prefix on the final $5 Paper Notes Issued.
This issue was replaced by the Fraser & Cole QE2 Polymer Design introduced in 1992 that we are more familiar with today.
Hence this rare paper $5 XXXV004901 note would make a very nice acquisition for the discerning collector, particularly given the 1st 5,000 serialing low number plus 25th Anniv ‘XXV’ Prefix.
A special serial paper banknote and a pristine example to put away for the future for the discerning investor that appreciates something rarer.
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
Wootton the birthplace of Caroline Chisholm has two pub/restaurants – “The Yeoman of Old England” in the centre of what was the old village. The second, “The Queen Eleanor” together with a Premier Inn hotel are both on Newport Pagnell road near the Queen Eleanor junction of Mereway and the A45. There is a shop, butcher, chemist and a large Wyevale Garden Centre in Newport Pagnell Road. Waitrose also said they would like to build a supermarket on the road but this was opposed in a report commissioned by the West Northampton Development Corporation. However, in 2013, plans were approved for a new Waitrose store and it is expected to open by Christmas, 2013.
The village primary school is Wootton County founded in 1873. A modern all-through Caroline Chisholm School for young people aged 4–19 is located on Wooldale Road. The private Northampton High School for girls is located along Newport Pagnell Road.
*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.