Sydney Money Expo hosted by the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association Inc. (ANDA)
Venue: Lower Town Hall Sydney, Druitt Street Sydney
Date: Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October. Doors open at 10am.
Entry: Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to ANDA
Coinworks is renowned for its fabulous coin displays and exhibitions. In October, at the Expo, the company will host a multi-million dollar Exhibition of Australia’s most important currency treasures including the first banknote of the Commonwealth of Australia, M000001.
And with a gold coin donation entry to the Expo, Coinworks is giving you every reason to come along and bring family and friends to see what may well be a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition that is as valuable as it is historical and informative.
The Number One Banknote is a national treasure. It survives today in pristine condition as the nation’s greatest financial legacy, a symbol of Australia’s emergence as a nation and the brain-child of Prime Minister Andrew Fisher.
It was created on 1 May 1913 when it was numbered by the Governor General’s daughter at an official ceremony held at the King’s Warehouse in Flinders Street, Melbourne. The opportunity to see this wonderful piece of Australiana is almost as unique as the note itself.
It was last publicly displayed in 2013 at the World Stamp Expo and an estimated 30,000 visitors flocked to see it over a five day period.
This year’s display of the Number One note at the Sydney Money Expo has been restricted to just two days. After that it will be stored away in a bank vault.
To ensure the security and integrity of the note at the Expo, a specially manufactured high security showcase will be installed to allow visitors close proximity to the piece. And to grab a photo if they so desire.