Special Release Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition held in Melbourne 10-15 May 2013.
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to present a joint special release celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first banknote in Australia, for the Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Melbourne 10-15 May 2013.
The first Australian currency note, the ten shilling denomination was produced in May 1913, and a ceremony to number the first note took place at the Kings Warehouse at that time. Other denominations from £1 to £1,000 followed during the years 1913–1915.
The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of Australia’s first ten shilling banknote. The inscription AUSTRALIA’S FIRST BANKNOTE 100th ANNIVERSARY and the dates 1913 – 2013 are portrayed on the coin.
The Perth Mint and Australia Post will release no more than 3,000 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz silver proof coin and stamp sets.
Two official Australia Post stamps with denominations of 60c and $2.60 complete this set. The 60c stamp depicts the numbering ceremony in 1913 and the $2.60 stamp depicts the Australian Coat of Arms as it appears on the first banknote.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin and stamps are housed in a display case and wonderfully illustrated box-shipper featuring the official Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition logo.