2001 Five Dollars Centenary of Federation EB01

AUD$24.95

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These special tender Federation of Australian banknotes are extremely popular with collectors.

Here is a great example for purchase which is only just short or Uncirculated in quality.

The note has extremely light bending and crinkles but these are barely discernable.

The attached pictures are your best guide to these shortcomings.

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History

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (UK) was passed on 5 July 1900 and given Royal Assent by Queen Victoria on 9 July 1900. It was proclaimed on 1 January 1901 in Centennial Park, Sydney. Sir Edmund Barton was sworn in as the interim Prime Minister, leading an interim Federal ministry of nine members.

The new constitution established a bicameral Parliament, containing a Senate and a House of Representatives. The office of Governor-General was established as the Queen’s representative; initially, this person was considered a representative of the British government. The Constitution also established a High Court, and divided the powers of government between the states and the new Commonwealth government.

The site of a federal capital was disputed heavily between the two arch-rivals Sydney and Melbourne; the compromise was that a separate territory (the Australian Capital Territory) would be established within New South Wales to hold a new capital, while Parliament would sit in Melbourne until the new city was constructed. The site eventually chosen for the city became Canberra.

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

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