Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Australia Commemorative Banknotes


World's First POLYMER Commemorative Banknotes

- in Consecutive Running numbers

Australia $10 Commemorative Banknotes x 3 in consecutive running numbers. Each comes with the original blue folder with an envelope

The serial numbers are as follows -

  1. AA 04254053
  2. AA 04254054
  3. AA 04254055

This Commemorative $10 note was the first banknote in the world to be printed on a non-fibrous polymer substrate. It incorporated a Diffractive Optically Variable Device (DOVD), which featured Captain Cook. The designer was Harry Williamson.

This $10 Polymer note
commemorates the "Bicentennial of British Settlement". Issued in limited quantity, it is a very colorful and interesting banknote. On one side, it shows the European settlement with HMS Supply, the first ship to drop anchor in Sydney Cove

The reverse side of the first polymer note symbolised the original discovery and settlement of Australia some 40–60,000 years ago. It depicts an Aboriginal youth, rock painting, a ceremonial Morning Star Pole.


This is a close up of one of the notes