A great run of four notes in mint UNC condition looking as if they are fresh from a bundle.
Clean and unmarked these notes are the perfect investment strategy.
At only a few years old they are already valuing very well indeed.
There will never be a better time to invest in this period than today.
Please see the pictures.
1. 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.
2. The 20 dollar note embraces these following security features:
3. Within the clear window is printed a stylised image of a compass along with embossing of the number 20. These can be seen seen from either side of the note.
4. 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.
5. When the note is held up to the light an image of the Australian Coat of Arms can be seen under other printing.
6. The words TWENTY DOLLARS are microprinted and can be seen with the aid of a magnifying glass.
7. Slightly raised printing (intaglio) which can be felt with the fingers is used for the portraits and other major design elements.
8. Highly intricate multi-coloured fine-line patterns and images appear on each side.
9. Each notes serial number is printed twice, in black on the reverse of the note. A different font is used for each serial 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.
10. Under ultra-violet light the notes denominational patch showing the number 20 becomes visible on the back of the note.
Obverse: Mary Reibey (12 May, 1777 – 30 May, 1855) was an Englishwoman who was transported to Australia as a convict but went on to become a successful businesswoman in Sydney. Mary Reibey, baptised Molly Haydock, was born on 12 May 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England. Following the death of her parents, she was reared by a grandmother and sent into service. She ran away, and was arrested for horse stealing in August 1791. At the time, she was disguised as a man and was going under the name of James Burrow. Sentenced to seven years’ transportation, she arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the HMAS Royal Admiral in October 1792.
Reverse: The Reverend John Flynn, OBE (25 November 1880 – 5 May 1951) was an Australian Presbyterian minister and aviator who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world’s first air ambulance. Flynn was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1933. He is featured on one side of the current Australian 20 dollar note. The federal seat of Flynn in Queensland was created by the Australian Electoral Commission in 2006. Qantas has recently announced that they will be naming one of their Airbus A380’s after John Flynn in recognition of his contribution to the aviation industry and particularly to his achievement of founding the Royal Australian Flying Doctors Service.
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.
Australia in March of 2007
3 March – Liberal Senator Ian Campbell resigns his cabinet portfolio as Minister for Human Services after it is revealed that he, like Kevin Rudd, had met with disgraced former Premier of Western Australia, Brian Burke.
4 March – At the request of president Xanana Gusmão and prime minister José Ramos-Horta, Australian Special Air Service troops raid a rebel stronghold in Same, East Timor, in an attempt to capture rebel leader Alfredo Reinhado. Four Timorese men are killed in the battle, and Reinhado escapes.
6 March – The Australian government approves a proposed A$11.1 billion sale of the national airline Qantas to an international consortium after the Foreign Investment Review Board finds that the sale would not breach foreign ownership laws.
7 March – Five Australians are killed when Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 crashes and explodes in Java: a journalist, two Australian Federal Police officers, an Australian embassy official and a foreign aid worker.
8 March – Two people are killed when Severe Tropical Cyclone George makes landfall near Port Hedland, Western Australia. A third death occurs three days later when a man dies of head injuries sustained in the cyclone.
9 March – Shadow Attorney-General Kelvin Thomson resigns from the Opposition front bench after it is revealed that he wrote a positive character reference for Melbourne gangland figure and fugitive Tony Mokbel six years ago.
14 March – An electrical fault on a Northern Line train near the Sydney Harbour Bridge strands 4,000 passengers on Sydney’s CityRail train system for nearly three hours, and causes substantial delays during the evening rush hour.
16 March – Senator Santo Santoro resigns as Minister for Ageing following a scandal involving his ownership of shares in a company related to his portfolio. He resigns from the Senate on 20 March.
18 March – More than 200,000 people walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
23 March – Three people are killed when three trucks and four cars are involved in a major collision and explosion in Melbourne’s Burnley Tunnel.
23 March – The PlayStation 3 games console is released in Australia, exactly a year after the Australian release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
24 March – The Australian Labor Party and Premier Morris Iemma are returned to power with a reduced majority in the 2007 New South Wales state election. Peter Debnam resigns as Opposition Leader & Barry O’Farrell is elected leader on 4 April.
26 March – Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Matthew Hicks pleads guilty to a charge of providing material support for terrorism before a United States military commission in Cuba.
28 March – Four people are killed after a private charter boat collides with a Sydney Harbour ferry.
29 March – New South Wales Police arrest three people, including an Australian Army captain, for alleged involvement in the theft and distribution of M72 LAW rocket launchers to criminals.
31 March – Earth Hour, in which Sydneysiders were encouraged to turn off their lights between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm, takes place.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only