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First Australian banknote set to fetch $3.6 million

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Australia's first banknote, printed 100 years ago and found in a letter in England in 1999, has gone on sale for Aus$3.5 million (US$3.6 million), auctioneers said Wednesday. 

Australia's first banknote, printed 100 years ago and found in a letter in England in 1999. The 10 shilling note, with the serial number M000001, was issued on May 1, 1913 and will be offered for private sale at AUD 3.5 million (USD 3.6 million).

The 10 shilling note, with the serial number M000001, was issued on May 1, 1913 and presented by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher to Judith Denman, the five-year-old daughter of the governor-general at the time, Lord Denman.

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