This note is in fantastic condition.
This was the 3rd release of $100 dollar banknotes.
The note bears a really collectible semi solid serial number in the “9999”.
Notes from the 1990’s in good condition are slowly getting harder to find so now is a fabulous time to start acquiring this fast disappearing investment.
Please see the pictures they will not disappoint.
A remarkable banknote 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 100 dollar note embraces these following security features:
Within the clear window is printed a stylised image of a compass along with embossing of the number 100. These can be seen seen from either side of the note.
When 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.
When the note is held up to the light an image of the Australian Coat of Arms can be seen under other printing.
The words ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS are microprinted and can be seen with the aid of a magnifying glass.
Slightly raised printing (intaglio) that can be felt with the fingers is used for the portraits and other major design elements.
Highly intricate multi-coloured fine-line patterns and images appear on each side.Each notes serial number is printed twice, in black on the reverse of the note. A different font is used for each number.
The alpha prefix of two letters is followed by two numerals representing the year of its production followed by a further six numerals. Under ultra-violet light, these serial numbers fluoresce.
Under ultra-violet light the notes denominational patch showing the number 100 becomes visible on the back of the note.
Obverse: Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861– 23 February 1931), born Helen Porter Mitchell, was an Australian opera soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century due to the purity of her lyrical voice and the brilliance of her technique. Melba was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She and May Whitty were the first stage performers to be granted damehoods of the Order of the British Empire. Melba was known for her demanding, temperamental diva persona. John McCormack, on the night of his London debut, attempted to take a bow with her on stage, but she pushed him back forcefully, saying “In this house, no one takes a bow with Melba.” She jealously guarded her position as prima donna.
Reverse: General Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD (27 June 1865 – 8 October 1931) was a civil engineer who became the Australian military commander of the First World War.
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.
Monash joined the university company of the militia in 1884 and became a lieutenant in the North Melbourne battery militia unit in 1887. He was made Captain in 1895, major in 1897 and in 1906 became a lieutenant-colonel in the intelligence corps. He was colonel commanding the 13th Infantry Brigade in 1912; on the outbreak of World War I he was appointed chief censor in Australia. Monash’s impact on Australian military thinking was significant in three areas. Firstly he was the first Australian overall commander of Australian forces and took, as subsequent Australian commanders did, a relatively independent line with his British superiors. Secondly, he promoted the concept of the commander’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of his troops to a pre-eminent position. And finally, he, along with the brilliant Staff Officer Thomas Blamey forcefully demonstrated the benefit of thorough planning and integration of all arms of the forces available, and of all of the components supporting the front line forces, including logistical, medical and recreational services. Troops later recounted that one of the most extraordinary things about the Battle of Hamel was not the use of armoured cars, nor simply the tremendous success of the operation, but the fact that in the midst of battle Monash had arranged delivery of hot meals up to the front line. By the end of the war Monash had acquired an outstanding reputation for intellect, personal magnetism, management and ingenuity. He also won the respect and loyalty of his troops: his motto was “Feed your troops on victory”.
*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.