Not that long ago I dated a woman who couldn’t agree to meet at a time denoted by an even number.
That was, with hindsight, a bit of a clue.
On a similar note the Reserve Bank is letting the world know that from today until 24 August you can order special banknotes.
Many collectors aim to build a collection of banknotes based on serial numbers or signature combinations. Recent Australian banknotes include the year of manufacture in the banknote’s serial number, enabling collectors to acquire banknotes based on the year they are produced.
The following information is provided for those interested in collecting Australian banknotes.
Numismatic Banknote Arrangements
For a limited period of time, numismatic banknotes will be sold by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These include first and last prefix and standard uncirculated $50 and $100 banknotes produced in 2011. Standard uncirculated $20 banknotes produced in 2010 and $5 and $10 banknotes produced in 2008 will also be available. No requests for special or consecutive serial numbers for any first and last prefix or standard uncirculated banknotes will be accepted. For any orders of more than one banknote, the Reserve Bank of Australia does not guarantee that serial numbers will be in consecutive order.
Orders will be accepted from 16 July until 24 August 2012.
All orders must be submitted on a Numismatic Banknotes Order Form. [PDF 167K]
First and last prefix banknotes will be sold at set prices and standard uncirculated banknotes will be sold at face value. Postage and handling fees will apply to all orders.
Orders can only be shipped within Australia. All orders must be submitted in writing by mail on the original order form. Orders sent after 24 August 2012 will not be processed.
You can also pick up uncirculated notes (presumably unsullied) at the RBA branch office at 20-22 London Circuit, Monday to Thursday between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm and Friday between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm.