2007 Antarctica One Dollar Banknote for Conservation Works.Serial Number: MS8809
2007 Antarctica One Dollar Conservation Banknote
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Later series designs:
Two types of the 1 dollar; The general issue of March 1, 2007 and the commemorative issue of November 23, 2007 noting the sinking of the Antarctic vessel “M/S Explorer”.
Two Dollars; July 30, 2007
Three Dollars; General issue of March 1, 2007 and the commemorative issue of December 14, 2007 noting the International Polar Year 2007-2008.
These issues have a 12/31/2012 expiration date.
1, 2, 3, 5, and 20 dollar notes have been issued in polymer.
50 and 100 dollars are currently being designed for 2010 release.
The 1,2,3 and 5 dollar issues have a 12/31/2012 expiration date.
The 20 dollar issue has an expiration of 12/31/2013.
As of November 1, 2009, the 50 and 100 dollar issues have not been circulated. This means that any notes out there are issued notes of the 2001 edition or are non-original specimens with no value whatsoever.
10 dollar first issued March 29, 2009 and expires in 2016.
The 2001 10 dollar issue has an expiration of 12/31/2010.
One of the more unusual banknotes to surface in recent times has been the advent of various formats of notes issued from Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office Ltd which was founded originally by D.J. Hamilton. These banknotes are private issues that have been carefully thought through and printed in a thoroughly professional manner. The notes even include proper security features and are a delight to look at both from an artistic point of view as well as from the finely executed printing. There have been three series of notes so far issued by the Exchange. These were known as the 1996, 1999 and 2001 series. They were created to raise funds for Antartic conservation works. Throughout the entire series, which were originally issued in 1996, the notes have been adorned with local themes which have been carefully selected to promote and boost interest in the collectibles marketplace. Twenty percent of the profits forthcoming from the sale of the notes is used to defray the costs incurred by the exchange. A massive 80% is distributed to organisations which seek to undertake research and humanitarian projects within the Antarctic region.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.