2001 Five Dollars Centenary of Federation DL01

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What a truly superb example here of the special tender 2001 Federation $5 bank note from Australia. 

This particular example is flawless and is as fresh as the day it was printed. 

if your looking to build an investment portfolio using only rock solid examples then this note fits the bill.

Despite the numerous examples available these notes are still a part of a very small print run.

Future values will rise with time.

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History

Seven reasons why Sir Henry Parkes matters:

His rags to riches tale – born into poverty, Parkes was the youngest of seven children. He had very little formal education after the age of eight. He suffered early setbacks with business failure in England, and came to Australia as a penniless immigrant in 1839.

His early determination and hard work – despite hardship and supporting a young family, Parkes worked odd jobs as a farm labourer, a factory worker, an ivory-turner and importer, shopkeeper and journalist.

He held ideas and ideals – he started a newspaper (The Empire) and helped set up the Australian League to educate people about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy. He fought for jobs and fair wages by opposing the free labour sourced through convict transportation. He argued for universal suffrage.

He stood for public office often without personal gain – he sought out and was elected to the NSW Parliament in 1854 and represented his constituents for long periods without pay. He actually left public office on a number of occasions to stave off personal bankruptcy and financial problems.

He worked his way to the top –  while his political career started quietly enough, his work chairing a committee to investigate the condition of the working classes (particularly his concern for the condition of children) raised his profile. He also led the creation of nursing as a profession, and was instrumental in education reform. This saw him eventually rise to the top in 1872 (Parkes went on to serve five terms of Premier of New South Wales).

He developed a great speech making ability – despite his lack of education in early life, Parkes developed a great sense of oratory to inspire, unite and impel his audiences to action. He didn’t always get his way, but many of his words and speeches linger long in Australian history. His Tenterfield Oration in 1889 was possibly the most influential speech that eventually led to the uniting of the colonies and Federation of the nation of Australia.

He led to the creation of Centennial Park – and plenty of other public spaces, facilities and services, but Centennial Park was one of his crowning achievements. The Park was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of European settlement in the colony, and at its opening in 1888, Parkes gave it the nickname “the People’s Park”.

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