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1993 Australia Fifty Dollars – Consec. Radars – WQP / WQQ

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Here is an opportunity to own 2 magnificent and rare fifty dollar notes in uncirculated condition.

These notes both have the same radar number and have sequential prefixes.

They have been printed 1 million notes apart from each other.

To be able to acquire these one would need a vast number of newly printed banknotes at ones fingertips or you would need to be extremly lucky.

This is truly an investment which will increase greatly in value.

An extremely rare offer.

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Design

Obverse: Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey OM, FRS (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the extraction of penicillin.

Reverse: Sir (William) Ian Clunies Ross, CMG (1899–1959) is described as the ‘architect’ of Australia’s scientific boom, for his stewardship of Australia’s scientific organisation the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO.

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel

Radar Serial Number:  050050, 161161, 488884, 520025 , 045540 etc. This where the numbers same from right-to-left as it does from left-to-right

History

In 1943, Clunies Ross was appointed Director of Scientific Personnel in the Commonwealth Directorate of Manpower and also Adviser on the Pastoral Industry to the Department of War Organization of Industry. He held these positions until 1945 while continuing work connected with his university position. At the end of the war he left the university to assist the CSIR in planning sheep and wool-textile research. In 1946 he was appointed a full-time member of the CSIR Executive Committee, which was situated in Melbourne. He served as the executive officer of the CSIR until 1949 when it was renamed the CSIRO. He was chairman of the CSIRO until his death in 1959. During this time he oversaw the release of myxomatosis for rabbit control in Australia. In his retirement he was president of the Melbourne Wallaby Club 1954 – 1955.

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

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