When did Australia change from paper to plastic notes?

The first polymer series of Australian banknotes was issued between 1992 and 1996. It was the first in the world to be printed on polymer substrate instead of paper. The first denomination in the eighth series was issued on 1 September 2016.

When did Australia stop using paper notes?

Australian paper banknotes were phased out in 1982 with the commencement of the One Dollar to the end of paper money with the Hundred Dollar in 1996. The One Dollar with the signature combination of Johnston/Stone was phased out in 1982 to be replaced with the One Dollar Coin.

When did Australia Change notes?

The first denomination in the new series, the $5 banknote, was issued on 1 September 2016. The new $10 banknote was issued into general circulation from 20 September 2017 followed by the new $50 banknote on 18 October 2018.

Are old Australian notes still legal tender?

All Australian banknotes that have previously been issued into circulation by the Reserve Bank remain legal tender and can continue to be used. … All existing polymer banknotes can continue to be used as both versions of the $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknotes will be in circulation for a number of years.

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When was the $50 note introduced in Australia?

Date of first issue

The $50 polymer banknote was issued on 4 October 1995.

When did $1 notes stop in Australia?

Decimal Currency and Polymer Technology

The $1 banknote ceased to be issued following the introduction of a $1 coin on 14 May 1984. Similarly, the issuance of a $2 banknote ceased following the introduction of a $2 coin on 20 June 1988.

When was the first plastic note in Australia?

In 1988, Australia was the first country to introduce polymer banknotes for circulation.

Is Australia getting rid of the $100 note?

Existing $100 banknotes retain legal tender status and can continue to be used. The new banknotes have been in production since mid-2019 and will soon be distributed ahead of their release into general circulation.

When was the $100 note introduced in Australia?

Date of First Issue

The $100 polymer banknote was first issued on 15 May 1996.

When did $2 notes stop?

In August 1966, the $2 and $5 denominations of United States Notes were officially discontinued, though they both remain legal tender.

How much is an old Australian $1 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.

How much is an old 50 dollar bill worth Australia?

Valuable $50 notes will have a Stevens/Parkinson signature combination on one edge. The Perth-based currency whiz also said the serial number in the top corner has to begin with AA 14 or JC 14 to be worth the large sum. If kept in good condition, the banknotes are worth between $70 and $1500.

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When did $2 notes stop in Australia?

The $1 note was replaced by a $1 coin in 1984, while the $2 note was replaced by a smaller $2 coin in 1988. Although no longer printed, all previous notes of the Australian dollar are still considered legal tender.

When did 1c coins stop in Australia?

1c and 2c coins will continue to be legal tender: they can still be used to purchase goods and can be deposited with financial institutions in the normal manner.” Both coins were withdrawn from circulation commencing in February 1992.

Who is the aboriginal on the 50 dollar note?

The distinct gold colour of the fifty dollar note features Aboriginal ‘inventor’ David Unaipon (1872- 1967), born in South Australia. For many years, Unaipon was an employee of the Aborigines’ Friends Association.