2001 Five Dollars Centenary of Federation X 5 – DK01

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DK01 scarce mint UNC consecutive serial numbered set of 5 of the 100th anniversary 2001 Federation Commemorative Banknotes.

Scarcer due to consecutive serial numbers and as such bound to make a great investment. With a run also providing the buyer the opportunity to see the interesting hidden digitized "5" through the filter window without compromising the pristine grading of notes, otherwise necessary if you were to try and see this with a single note. With the pristine grading ensuring the visibility of a feature not seen on any other Aussie banknotes.

The hidden ‘5’ feature has not been replicated again since, partly due to the inability of the window filter to withstand the rigours of circulation and as such not easily seen with lesser grade federation banknotes.

Therefore this consecutive serial ‘Federation’ run will surely make a nice acquisition for the future, particularly as the issue was the very last and the only newly formatted Macfarlane & Evans combination. A forerunner of 21st century polymers with ‘Governor’ Macfarlane now above ‘Secretary’ Evans signature position and not found on earlier Macfarlane and Evans issues under the original signatories format.

A rock steady investment potential.

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History

Parkes was born in Canley (now a suburb of Coventry), in Warwickshire, England, and christened in the nearby village of Stoneleigh. His father, Thomas Parkes, was a small-scale tenant farmer. Of his mother, little is known, although when she died in 1842, Parkes would say of her that he felt as if a portion of this world’s beauty was lost to him forever. He received little schooling, and at an early age was working on a rope-walk for four pence a day. His next work was in a brickyard, and later on he tells us he “was breaking stones on the Queen’s highway with hardly enough clothing to protect me from the cold”. He was then apprenticed to John Holding, a bone and ivory turner at Birmingham, and probably about the year 1832 joined the Birmingham political union. Between that year and 1838 he was associated with the political movements that were then endeavouring to better the conditions endured by the working classes.

He was steadily educating himself, too, by reading assiduously, including the works of the British poets. In 1835, he addressed some verses, afterwards included in his first volume of poems, to Clarinda Varney, the daughter of a local butler. On 11 July 1836 he married Clarinda Varney and went to live in a single room. Parkes commenced business on his own account in Birmingham and had a bitter struggle to make ends meet.

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

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