The Perth Mint and Australia Post have issued a special coin and stamp set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first banknote in Australia. The set is issued for the 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition.
The coin included in the set features a color representation of Australia’s first ten shilling banknote. Following the passage of the Notes Act in 1910, the first series of Australian notes based on the old British system were issued in 1913. The 1 oz silver proof coin measures 47.60mm x 27.60 mm with a thickness of 4.00mm. The inscriptions read “Australia’s First Banknote”, “100th Anniversary”, and the dates “1913-2013”.
The obverse contains the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include the “2013” date and the “1 Dollar” legal tender denomination.
Two Australia Post stamps with denominations of 60c and $2.60 are also included in the set. The 60c stamp features a portrayal of the official note numbering ceremony of 1913. The $2.60 stamp features the Australian Coat of Arms as it appeared on the first banknote.
Both the coin and stamps are housed in a display case with an illustrated box shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
No more than 3,000 of these 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1 oz Silver Proof Coin and Stamp Sets will be released.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint product page.