Sir Edmund Hillary Project of the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria Inc, Wellington, New Zealand

Unique collectable banknote (click for details)
  • The only official $5 banknotes authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  • Only 1000 consecutively serial numbered banknotes from BA000001 through to BA001000.
  • Genuine collectors items as the $5 banknote is soon to be replaced by coinage.
  • A unique collectors item, with a likely prospective accrual value never to be repeated.

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The Sir Edmund Hillary Project

The Sir Edmund Hillary Project of the Rotary Club Of Mount Victoria Inc. was established to administer capital raised through the sale of one thousand $5 dollar banknotes serial numbers BA000001 to BA001000 personally signed by Sir Edmund and authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 90% of the proceeds will be made available to The Himalayan Trust in support of educational, medical, social and environmental development projects in Nepal.

Complete with commemorative folder To mark the 50th. anniversary year of the Everest climb the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria Inc. decided to release 600 of the 1000 signed Hillary $5 banknotes. The Club will release the 600 banknotes in three tranches, 200 at a price of US$555 each [Various serial numbered banknotes have previously sold at higher values by auction and tender], followed by two tranches of 200 at a price yet to be determined (but no less than US$555). The Club will expand their reach of prospective collectors of the banknotes with each offering.

The Rotary Club of Mount Victoria Inc. Wellington, New Zealand, have successfully raised funds for many worthwhile local and international projects, and is proud to support The Himalayan Trust through the sale of these limited edition commemorative banknotes.

The members of the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria Inc. are saddened by the death of Sir Edmund. We will continue to raise funds through this project in memory of Sir Edmund to support the Himalayan Trust, which he established in 1961 to assist the Sherpa people.

'In 1995 Hillary Clinton, the wife of the then President of the United States of America, was presented with the special signed banknote BA000095 by the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria, as a memento to commemmorate that year of her first meeting with Sir Edmund Hillary. She has always expressed great admiration for Sir Edmund's endeavours, and his aspirations for the Himalayan people.