Here is a stunning run of 5 mint UNC banknotes from the first year of decimal polymer banknote production. Fantastic!
Key notes for any collection and a super investment. Finding these in good solid runs is getting increasingly more difficult.
This offering is for that reason a highly desirable collectible.
These notes can only gain in value with each passing year.
A remarkable bank note in every way with abundant security features. This note had some extremely special features built into it as security against forgery. It was a world first and makes these notes highly desirable as collectors items. Collectors value numerous variations of this note.The $5 note incorporates the following security features:
Within the clear window is a stylised gum flower printed and it can be seen from either side of the note.If the note is held up to the light a seven pointed star within a circle is formed by four points on one side of the note combining perfectly with three points on the other.
If the note is held up to the light you can see an image of the Australian Coat of Arms under other printing.
The words FIVE DOLLARS has been micro printed and can be seen with the aid of a magnifying glass.
Slightly raised printing (intaglio) can be felt with the finger and is also used for the portraits and other major design elements.
Highly intricate multi-coloured fine-line patterns and images appear on each side.Under ultra-violet light the serial number will fluoresce and also a square patch becomes visible on the back of the note.
Obverse:Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen regnant of sixteen independent sovereign states known informally as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. She holds each crown separately and equally in a shared monarchy, as well as acting as Head of the Commonwealth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and Head of State of the Crown Dependencies, British overseas territories, the Realm of New Zealand and the external territories of Australia. As a constitutional monarch, she is politically neutral and by convention her role is largely ceremonial.
Reverse:Old and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra. Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia. It is located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It was opened on 9 May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. Its construction cost was over $1.1 billion. At the time of its construction it was the most expensive building in the Southern Hemisphere. Prior to 1988, the Parliament of Australia met in the Provisional Parliament House, which is now known as “Old Parliament House”.
Watermark: With the introduction of the new polymer bank notes we saw the end of the customary watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner.
A Year In History when:
19 September – A state election is held in Queensland. The Labor government of Wayne Goss is returned to power.
3 October – A state election is held in Victoria. Joan Kirner’s Labor government is defeated by Jeff Kennett’s Liberal party.
6 October – Perth – Rose Hancock-Porteous was fined $1,000 for forging prescriptions for drugs.
19 October- One of the two men charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang pleads guilty.
20 October- The trial of the second man accused of murdering Dr. Victor Chang begins.
26 October – Sydney- One of the accused men in the Victor Change murder tells the court how the plan was almost abandoned.
27 October- Canberra- Senator Bronwyn Bishop attacks the Tax Commissioner over alleged special treatment to the Labor Party.
29 October- Phillip Lim charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang and the jury in considering its verdict.
30 October – The second man charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang, Phillip Lim, has been found guilty.
22 December – The men who murdered heart surgeon Victor Chang have each been sentenced to 20 years jail.
*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.