Australian History 1901 to 2001 As Seen Through Banknotes
The history of the evolution of Australian currency notes since Federation is a fascinating one. With the foreword written by Ian Macfarlane, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1996-2006, this volume brings an international perspective and significant new information to the History of Australian Currency. The official note issue begins with the superscribed series printed by the Government before World War I, and ends with today's polymer notes. This limited edition leather-bound book with slipcase has previously unpublished banknote images and information sourced from the Reserve Bank of Australia Archives, leading collectors, dealers, historians, museums, and the Dauer Collection. With the collaboration of the Reserve Bank, this 352 page full-colour tome extensively covers Pre-Federation 1851 to 1900, Federation notes from 1901 to 2001, military issues of both World Wars and Vietnam, and 20th century shinplasters. Co-authored by Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer, America's foremost banknote collectors, and John Pettit, Australia's leading banknote dealer, this presentation book makes the ideal personal or corporate gift.