Here is a lovely run of four notes in mint UNC condition.
Even though they are only a few years old they are starting to pick up value investment wise, having doubled on catologue value in only 3 short years.
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.
A year in Australian when:
18 May – After a tumultuous 15-month reign, the CEO of the Nine Network, Eddie McGuire, resigns.
1 June – The very last ever episode of Bert’s Family Feud goes to air on the Nine Network after a 18 month run. The show was axed due to the strong competition prize win of rival Seven Network game show Deal or No Deal.
22 June – Mornings with Kerri-Anne is axed by WIN. Only Nine or NBN will continue the show. Mornings with Kerri-Anne is replaced by Susie a talk show with Susie Elelman in Wollongong debuted on 25 June, just one week after Seven’s The Morning Show introduced. The Morning Show will definitely be hosted by Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.
5 July – High-budget drama series Sea Patrol makes its debut on the Nine Network.
23 July – Top-rating soap opera Neighbours makes a super international revamp over to continue its long-run on the Network Ten.
30 July – Aleisha Cowcher wins Big Brother Australia 2007 becoming the second ever female winner.
19 August – Fourth series premiere of Kath & Kim at 7:30 pm, now on the Seven Network, attracts an audience of 2.521 million nationally, making it the most watched television programme so far in 2007 and the highest rating ever for a first episode in the history of Australian television.
6 September – Julian Morrow and Chas Licciardello from The Chaser’s War on Everything along with nine other production crew members are arrested in Sydney during the APEC summit for entering a restricted area. Those arrested were travelling in a fake Canadian motorcade and Licciardello was dressed up as Osama bin Laden.
15 October – Seven HD is introduced, becoming the first HD-only channel operated by a Melbourne-based commercial television network.
21 October – The Nine Network includes the “worm” audience reaction graph in their broadcast of the election debate between John Howard and Kevin Rudd, despite agreements to the contrary. The National Press Club cut Nine’s transmission feed, and the ABC cut their backup feed. Nine continued to transmit by adding the worm to the Sky News broadcast.
2 November – Network Ten’s news anchorperson Charmaine Dragun is found dead near Sydney, apparently due to a suicide.
25 November – Natalie Gauci is based only on Sony BMG after taking out the title as Australian Idol.
30 November – Daryl Somers quits the-highest rating Seven’s Saturday Night Fever styled-reality show Dancing with the Stars.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.