1 November 2013 - Australia 1993 Portfolio Folder issue -Paper and Polymer Notes with Matching Red Serial Numbers. This is the first of the limited issued edition of the 1993 Portfolio set to commemorate the release of Australia first $10 polymer note. The hard cover folder comprises of 2 notes, one paper from the last print (1991) and the first issue of the polymer $10 note. The different between this issue and all other issues is that both notes have matching red serial numbers and also this is the only $10 paper note ever printed with 2-letter prefix and is in red colour. All previous paper notes were printed with 3-letter prefix. The polymer note for this issue is also printed with the first day of release of the $10 note - "1 November 1993". As this is a very limited issue, with 1000 sets printed but only 900 folders were offered to the public at $295 per set. Despite low mintage, this issue is neither rare or scarce and still plenty around. You will find of them selling, you might even get them below issue price in most cases.
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|First Hybrid note|
9 November 2013 - Australia Commemorative Folder with $50 paper note Celebrating Howard Florey's 50th Years of Winning The Nobel Prize. Premium Red Serial Number Note, Issued 7.9.1995. This is a $50 Banknote and stamps joint venture with NPA and Australia Post to commemorate 50 years of since Howard Florey was awarded the Nobel Price for his contributions to medical science. Lord Howard Florey (1898-1968) was one of Australia’s most eminent medical scientists. He gained prominence when he became interested in Alexander Fleming’s initial work on developing the life saving drug, penicillin. In 1939, Florey and his colleague, Ernst Chain, worked on Fleming’s discovery and purified the drug. In 1942 a small amount of the penicillin was tested on badly burned airmen with good results. Their discovery helped save thousands of lives during the Second World War. Florey was knighted in 1944 and appointed a life Peer in 1965. In 1945 he was awarded the Nobel Prize, together with Fleming and Chain. The $50 paper banknote is printed with special letter prefix of “HF” (Howard Florey) in red and issued with a pane of 10 x $2.50 Howard Florey stamps. Both the note and pane of stamp are printed with matching serial numbers. Two versions were issued with premium red serial number as above and also with deluxe folder (black serial number). A total of 3,500 folders (including 1,000 with Red Serial Number) were issued, and this is portfolio number 322 of 3,500 produced. The initial issue price for the premium set was $145 per set and this note was released on 7.9.1995.
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|First Hybrid note|
|Full polymer series|
26 November 2013 - Indonesia 2012 annual reprint full set from 1000 rupiah to 100,000 rupiah. All note uploaded here are in uncirculated condition.
30 November 2013 - Costa Rica Two Thousand Colones, Dated 2.9.2009 (20.6.2011) PNL. A very nice note with a Bull shark design on the back. The 1000 Colones posted here is a polymer note.