2008 Last Prefix Set $5 to $100It is exiting time again for Australian polymer collectors to see that for the first time since 1999 we have a complete set of polymer notes released from the 2008 prints. The 2008 release is also the first time that we have both the signatures of Governor Glenn Stevens and the Secretary to the Treasure Dr Ken Henry appeared on all 5 denominations.
The last time a $100 note was issued was back in 1999. Like all notes printed since 2002, the new $100 is also modified to include the names of both Sir John Monash and Dame Nellie Melba imprinted on the note. Needless to say this note will get a new reference catalogue number.
In Australia, the first and last prefix notes are well sought after by most collectors. Whilst it is believed that most letter prefixes are printed approx. between 500,000 to one million pieces each, it has come to our attention that less than 50,000 pieces of the $50 last prefix were printed for the 2008 run. With such a low quantity printed for the $50 note last prefix, hopefully we will see the value of this note appreciated faster than any other first and last prefix notes printed for the 2008 series.