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NextGen Series - With the $5 second polymer series released on 01.09.2016, the next note is scheduled to release will be the $10 note. This note will be issued on 01.09.2017. The signature for the new $10 will be signed by Philip Lowe (Governor) and John A Fraser (Secretary to the Treasury).

. . . a complete collection of all Australian polymer notes (single note) issued since 1988, including all commemoratives, joint issues and special serial numbered issues. The only sets that I do not have, at the moment, are the 1988 bicentenary 3 coins and 3 banknotes portfolio album issue and the 1998 $10 Portraits AA98/AB98 (with or without frame). The Coins & Banknotes set comprises of 3 notes ($2 last paper, $5 paper and $10 polymer 1988 commemorative). I have not purchased this set as the notes used for this issue were just ordinary notes with no unique or special serial numbers. A total set of 25,000 albums were issued at a price of $120. As for the $10 Portrait set, it was a failure at that time and the notes were later withdrew as it was not popular among collectors. The price was not right then!

Did you know that the Australia polymer notes series are designed in such a way that the portraits of female and male are alternated, with serial numbers on the front and signatures on the back, ie $5 Queen Elizabeth the ll/-, $10 AB Banjo Patterson/Mary Gilmore, $20 John Flynn/Mary Reibey, $50 Edith Cowan/David Unaipon, $100 Nellie Melba/John Monash and $5 Federation Henry Parkes/Catherine Helen Spence. Of course only the normal $5 note has one portrait on the front and none on the back.

The following were some of the names proposed for the new Australian currency back in the 60s when it was converting from Pound Sterling to Decimal - Boomer, the Digger, the Dinkum, the Emu, the Kanga, the Ming, Oz, the Quid, the Roo and Royal. Fortunately, the Dollar won the battle! Just like New Zealand, they too have proposed few other names for their currency, like the fern, kiwi, zeal before they too accepted dollar on 10.07.1967.

15 May 2014

1998 Annual Premium Red Serial Numbers Set

Five Dollars
ND1998
Reverse
Ten Dollars
ND1998
ND1998
Twenty Dollars
ND1998
Reverse
Fifty Dollars
ND1998
Reverse
One Hundred Dollars
ND1998
Reverse
Australia 1998 NPA Annual Premium full set (Red Serial Nos set). This is the second full annual Premium set issued, after the 1997 sets released the previous year. Unlike previous year, this was issued in a complete set of 5 notes and as such this is the only way you can get them with red serial numbers and not via individual notes. A total sets of 1,000 were printed but as usual only 900 sets were released to the public with the remaining 100 sets retained by the bank's archive. All sets were issued with matching serial numbers and the original issue price was $480.00. Despite only 900 sets made available to collectors and was initially selling for $480.00 ($285.00 for the deluxe black serial numbers set), the demand for these premium sets (just like all other Premium sets previously issued) were not that particular popular. Until now, you can still be able to find them selling at a fairly reasonable. When come to demand for annual polymer folder sets, Australia does not always follow the rest of the world in term of it’s demand. Low quantity issues do not necessary resulted in higher in demand as collectors are looking for value for money and reasonable pricing too. Based on what I have observed over the past few years, not many dealers are also willing to stock such products either, mostly due to poor in demand by collectors or the lack of interest in such numismatic products.
Front Folder Cover