I was interested to read in Bigpond news that the first banknote printed for the Commonwealth of Australia will be going on sale.
The ten shilling note was printed and hand numbered in a ceremony in 1913 and presented to the five-year old daughter of the Governor General, Judith Denman.
According to this article from the time young Judith numbered the note herself, and was given it a souvenir.
When she died in 1987 it was found in her belongings and has been sold twice since.
In 2000 it changed hands for $1m and in 2008 it was sold again for $1.9m.
Amazingly, this time it is expected to sell for $3.5million.
Lucky the price of bread and milk hasn’t risen as dramatically in the same time!