1966-67 RBA Specimen Banknote Set

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1966-67 RBA Specimen Banknote Set

$42,500.00
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17842
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  • A unique 'presentation' collection - only 208 sets issued by the RBA.
  • Comprises 10 notes - two examples of each of the $1, $2, $5, $10 & $20.
  • Set in the original, official RBA cloth-covered album.
  • Carrying the First Prefix, '000000' serials and a unique red 'Specimen' overprint, the notes are lightly glued into the RBA album.
  • Bestowed upon dignitaries, major banks, public institutions and those involved with the design and production of Australia's first decimal banknotes Comprising the 1966 Coombs/Wilson $1, $2, $10 and $20, and 1967 Coombs/ Randall $5, with each note bearing the First Prefix, '000000' serials and the Type I oval 'Specimen' overprint!

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One of the rarest elements of Australian numismatics, and one of the most important artefacts of Australian history we have ever handled, Downies is proud to present the 1966-67 RBA Specimen Banknote Set.

The ultimate keepsake of Australia's march to decimalisation, this spectacular Reserve Bank of Australia collection comprises ten official Specimen banknotes from the $1 to the $20 - each featuring the First Prefix of its denomination, '000000' serial numbers and a unique red Specimen overprint. Produced specifically for presentation purposes, the 1966-67 RBA Specimen Banknote Set was presented to dignitaries, major banks, public institutions and those involved with the design and production of Australia's first decimal notes.

An extremely limited number of sets were created by the RBA. Indeed, a mere 208 complete sets were issued, and with many broken down over the years, the collection is virtually never seen on the market - and always snapped up. The ongoing interest in this prestigious collection is no surprise. The significance of the 1966-67 RBA Specimen Banknote Set stretches beyond numismatics - beyond even Australia's currency heritage. It is a genuine, living, tangible artefact of one of the biggest events in Australian history.

Seldom seen on the market, this highly desirable, extremely rare presentation will form the natural centrepiece of any collection, and a family heirloom of almost incalculable historical significance.

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