Question: Why is Australian money different sizes?

Australia’s banknotes have a number of features that assist people who are blind or have low vision to recognise different banknote denominations. These features have been developed in consultation with groups that represent the vision-impaired community.

What size are Australian bills?

Second series (polymer)

Note Obverse design Dimensions4 (mm)
$5 Federation2 Sir Henry Parkes 130 × 65 × 0.1259
$103 Banjo Paterson 137 × 65 × 0.1294
$20 Mary Reibey 144 × 65 × 0.1332
$50 David Unaipon 151 × 65 × 0.1400

What are the bumps on Australian notes for?

Like all new banknotes released by the RBA since 2016, the new $100 note features raised bumps on the note’s long edges to allow people who are blind or have low vision to easily identify it.

When did Australia stop using Guineas?

The guinea was used in a similar way in Australia until that country converted to decimal currency in 1966, after which it became worth A$2.10.

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What is a $20 note called in Australia?

Twenty Dollars – $20 – Red Lobster or just Lobster, Redback & Rusky (all terms pertaining to the red colouration of the note and that of the Soviet flag).

Why is Australian 2 dollar coin smaller?

The size of the two dollar was determined after consideration of the needs of the visually impaired community, security considerations, a desire to avoid shaped coins, practical limitations to the diameter and thickness of coins, and to allow for future expansion of Australia’s circulating coin array.

How much is a $1 Australian note worth?

The $1 notes are a consecutive AAA-prefixed pair valued at $2975. The most desirable of all are consecutively numbered pairs (or more if you’re lucky). For example, a consecutive pair of 1966 $1 notes bearing the first AAA prefix is now valued at $2975.

Are Australian notes different sizes?

Australian banknotes are variable sizes for each denomination.

Is there braille on money?

It is not rare to find braille on money. Some coins and paper currencies contain braille writing. Braille is more often associated with paper money, but there are a few examples of braille on coins.

How do blind people tell bank notes?

Banknote Measure Device

The Reserve Bank has developed a credit-card sized device that uses the different lengths of Australia’s banknotes to help people who are blind or have low vision distinguish between denominations. The device folds to fit easily into a standard wallet or purse.

Did Australia have a farthing coin?

Proclamation coin, Australia, NSW. Farthing, 1799.

What is a penny worth in Australia?

It was used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation in 1966. One Australian penny was worth 1⁄12 Australian shilling and 1⁄240 Australian pound.

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What is the oldest coin ever found?

Lydian Lion

The Lydian Lion is widely considered the oldest coin in the world. These coins predate ancient Greek coinage and were created in the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, which was located in modern-day western Turkey.

What is a pineapple in Australian slang?

A fifty-dollar note is also known colloquially as a “pineapple” or the “Big Pineapple” because of its yellow colour.

What is a $100 note called in Australia?

The fifty dollar note is called a Pineapple, and a hundred dollar note a ‘jolly green giant” or a lime or even a ‘green tree frog’.

Does Australia have a $1000 note?

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia issued Australian Pound banknotes in 9 different denominations, including this 1000 Australian Pounds banknote. They are part of the Australian Pound banknotes series.