Governor – Bernie Fraser
Treasury – Ted Evans
3500 Folders issued (including 1000 with Red Serial Number)
Fifty Dollars, ND Released on 7.9.1995 with Special Prefix “HF”
Note and stamps issued to commemorate 50 years since Howard Florey’s award of the Nobel Price for his contributions to medical science.
Lord Howard Florey (1898-1968) was one of Australia’s most eminent medical scientists. He gained prominence when he became interested in Alexander Fleming’s initial work on developing the life saving drug, penicillin. In 1939, Florey and his colleague, Ernst Chain, worked on Fleming’s discovery and purified the drug. In 1942 a small amount of the penicillin was tested on badly burned airmen with good results. Their discovery helped save thousands of lives during the Second World War. Florey was knighted in 1944 and appointed a life Peer in 1965. In 1945 he was awarded the Nobel Prioze, together with Fleming and Chain.
The $50 bears a special letter prefix of “HF” and issued with pane of 10 x $2.50 Howard Florey stamps. This is portfolio number 2554 of 3500 produced.
Black Serial number - Issue Price $129.00
Red Serial number - issue price $199.00
The No 1 note was auctioned and sold for $2,500.