These two Dated Annual Collectors Folders from NPA both share the same first prefix serial numbers.
From 1994 a new collectors series was released at a premium price with notes numbered under 10,000.
These two were among the first ever released. If both were purchased then same serial numbers were available as is the case here with this offer.
The lowest 1,000 all bore red serial numbers with the first 100 being retained by Note Printing Australia.
Both folders and notes here are mint UNC and make for a rock solid investment piece. Please see the pictures and judge for yourself.
Notes were not removed from the protective foils for photography purposes but are in perfect condition.
Design Details $5 Polymer:
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”.Design Details
$10 Polymer:Obverse:Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson’s more notable poems include “Waltzing Matilda”, “The Man from Snowy River” and “Clancy of the Overflow”.
Reverse:Dame Mary Jean Gilmore DBE (16 August 1865 – 3 December 1962) was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist. In 1890, Gilmore moved to Sydney, where she became part of the “Bulletin school” of radical writers. Although the greatest influence on her work was Henry Lawson it was A. G. Stephens, literary editor of The Bulletin, who published her verse and established her reputation as a fiery radical poet, champion of the workers and the oppressed.
Watermark:With the introduction of the new polymer banknotes we saw the end of the customary watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner.
Note Printing Australia (NPA), which is located in Craigieburn, Melbourne, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia and was corporatised in July 1998. NPA has its origins as a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank and was established in 1913 to print banknotes for Australia. After printing paper banknotes for Australia for 75 years NPA introduced the first polymer banknote technology in 1988. Note Printing Australia produces banknotes and passports also.
A secret memo sent to the “Deputy Governor RBA” in 2007 detailing bribery and corruption within a Reserve Bank subsidiary was withheld from the police, Federal Parliament and the government. The revelation of the five-page “private and confidential” memo ties RBA governor Glenn Stevens and his recently retired deputy, Ric Battellino, to one of the worst corporate corruption cover-ups in Australian history. The 2007 memo shows that almost two years before a bribery exposed by The Age forced the RBA to call in police, Battellino was given a detailed and explosive memo cataloging bribery and corruption inside Note Printing Australia, a wholly owned and supervised subsidiary of the bank.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only