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General Circulation
Paper Banknotes

$1 1966-1982
$2 1966-1985
$5 1967-1991
$10 1966-1991
$20 1966-1993
$50 1973-1993
$100 1984-1991
All 1966-1993

Commemorative Issue
Polymer Banknotes

$5 2001 CoF
$10 1988 BiCent

General Circulation
Polymer Banknotes

$5 1992-2008
$10 1993-2008
$20 1994-2010
$50 1995-2011
$100 1996-2011
» All 1988-2011


 


Australian Polymer Banknotes | 1992-2011
General Circulation Banknotes

  
Australian $5 Polymer Banknotes
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.

General Information
There have been three general circulation issues of the $5 banknote.

1992-1993 | Orignal Colour Polymer Issue
Serial Numbers Colours: Pale Green and Medium to Dark Green

1995-1998 | Re-Coloured Polymer Issue
More Bightly Coloured Note, A Bolder "5" and Orientation Bands Added
Wide and Narrow Bands used in Orientation Bands

Pictured Above: Wide Orientation Bands.

Pictured Above: Narrow Orientation Bands.

2002-2008 | Modified Polymer Issue
Signatories Position Reversed and Printed Names of Portraits Added

Related: $5 2001 Centenary Of Federation Commemorative Issue
 

$5 Original Colour Polymer Issue
  
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1992
AA 00
AB 19
Fraser/Cole
[Med To Dark Green]
1992
AA 00
AB 19
Fraser/Cole
[Pale Green]
1993
BA 93
EA 93
Fraser/Evans
[Med To Dark Green]
1993
BA 93
EA 93
Fraser/Evans
[Pale Green]
 
Size: 130mm x 65mm x 0.1130mm Window Image: Gum Flower
Front: Queen Elizabeth II Back: Parliament House (Current and Old)
Original Colour Polymer Issue
Variety: Serial Numbers Colours - Pale Green and Medium to Dark Green





 

$5 Re-Coloured Polymer Issue
  
1995
AA 95
KC 95
Fraser/Evans [Wide Band]
1995
HC 95
KC 95
Fraser/Evans [Narrow Band]
1996
BA 96
EA 96
Fraser/Evans
1996
BA 96
EA 96
Macfarlane/Evans
1997
BA 97
HB 97
Macfarlane/Evans
1997
AN 97
DN 97
Macfarlane/Evans [Test Notes]
1998
BA 98
EA 98
Macfarlane/Evans
 
Size: 130mm x 65mm x 0.1256mm Window Image: Gum Flower
Front: Queen Elizabeth II Back: Parliament House (Current and Old)
Re-Coloured Polymer Issue
More Bightly Coloured Note, A Bolder "5" and Orientation Bands Added
Variety: Wide and Narrow Bands used in Orientation Bands




 

$5 Modified Polymer Issue
 
2002
BA 02
EA 02
Macfarlane/Henry
2003
BA 03
EA 03
Macfarlane/Henry
2005
BA 05
KC 05
Macfarlane/Henry
2006
BA 06
HB 06
Macfarlane/Henry
2007
BA 07
HB 07
Stevens/Henry
2008
BA 08
HB 08
Stevens/Henry
 
Size: 130mm x 65mm x 0.1256mm Window Image: Gum Flower
Front: Queen Elizabeth II Back: Parliament House (Current and Old)
Modified Polymer Issue
 - Signatories Position Reversed and Printed Names of Portraits Added





Related: $5 2001 Centenary Of Federation



Australian $10 Polymer Banknotes
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1993
AA 93
KE 93
Fraser/Evans
Blue Dobell Shading
1993
AA 93
KE 93
Fraser/Evans
Grey Dobell Shading
1994
AA 94
DF 94
Fraser/Evans
Blue Dobell Shading
1994
AA 94
DF 94
Fraser/Evans
Grey Dobell Shading
1996
AA 96
DF 96
Macfarlane/Evans
1997
AA 97
DF 97
Macfarlane/Evans
1998
AA 98
GL 98
Macfarlane/Evans
2002
AA 02
GL 02
Macfarlane/Henry
2003
AA 03
DF 03
Macfarlane/Henry
2006
AA 06
GL 06
Macfarlane/Henry
2007
AA 07
GL 07
Stevens/Henry
2008
AA 08
DF 08
Stevens/Henry
 
Size: 137mm x 65mm x 0.1294mm Window Image: Windmill
Front: Banjo Paterson Back: Dame Mary Gilmore








Australian $20 Polymer Banknotes
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1994
AA 94
PE 94
Fraser/Evans
1995
AA 95
DA 95
Fraser/Evans
1996
AA 96
DA 96
Fraser/Evans
1997
AA 97
GB 97
Macfarlane/Evans
1998
AA 98
DA 98
Macfarlane/Evans
2002
AA 02
KM 02
Macfarlane/Henry [I not used]
2003
AA 03
DA 03
Macfarlane/Henry
2005
AA 05
GB 05
Macfarlane/Henry
2006
AA 06
JC 06
Macfarlane/Henry
2007
AA 07
JC 07
Stevens/Henry
2008
AA 08
JC 08
Stevens/Henry
2010
AA 10
DA 10
Stevens/Henry
 
Size: 144mm x 65mm x 0.1332mm Window Image: Compass
Front: Mary Reibey Back: Reverend John Flynn








Australian $50 Polymer Banknotes
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1995
AA 95
VG 95
Fraser/Evans
1996
AA 96
DA 96
Fraser/Evans
1997
AA 97
JC 97
Macfarlane/Evans
1998
AA 98
JC 98
Macfarlane/Evans
1999
AA 99
PE 99
Macfarlane/Evans
2003
AA 03
DA 03
Macfarlane/Henry
2004
AA 04
GB 04
Macfarlane/Henry
2005
AA 05
JC 05
Macfarlane/Henry
2006
AA 06
JC 06
Macfarlane/Henry
2007
AA 07
DA 07
Stevens/Henry
2008
AA 08
MD 08
Stevens/Henry
2009
AA 09
SF 09
Stevens/Henry
2010
AA 10
GB 10
Stevens/Henry
2011
AA 11
JC 11
Stevens/Henry
 
Size: 151mm x 65mm x 0.1400mm Window Image: Southern Cross
Front: David Unaipon Back: Edith Cowan






Above: Printed names of portraits added to banknotes on all notes post 2002.


Above: Signatories position reversed on all notes post 2002.



Australian $100 Polymer Banknotes
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1996
AA 96
JK 96
Fraser/Evans
1996
AN 96
CS 96
Fraser/Evans [Test Notes]
1998
AA 98
CF 98
Macfarlane/Evans
1999
AA 99
JK 98
Macfarlane/Evans
2008
AA 08
EL 08
Stevens/Henry
2010
AA 10
EL 10
Stevens/Henry
2011
AA 11
EL 10
Stevens/Henry
 
Size: 158mm x 65mm x 0.1408mm Window Image: Lyrebird
Front: Dame Nellie Melba Back: General Sir John Monash









Australian Polymer Banknotes | 1988 & 2001
Commemorative Issues

  
Australian $10 Polymer Banknotes [1988]
Bicentenary Polymer Commemorative Issue
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
1988
AA 00
AA 23
Johnston/Fraser - Res. Bank Folder
1988
AB 10
AB 33
Johnston/Fraser - First Release
1988
AB 10
AB 57
Johnston/Fraser - Second Release
 
Size: Unknown Window Image: Captain James Cook
Front: European Settlement Back: Original Discovery and Settlement of Australia
Bicentenary Polymer Commemorative Issue.
First Polymer Australian Banknote Release.










Australian $5 Polymer Banknotes [2001]
Centenary of Federation Polymer Issue
Year, Serial Number & Signatories Information
E. & O. E. - Use only as a guide.
 
Year
First Prefix
Last Prefix
Signatories
 
2001
AA 01
AA 01
Macfarlane/Evans [9-500]
2001
AA 01
JD 01
Macfarlane/Evans [501+]
 
Size: 130mm x 65mm x 0.1259mm Window Image: Leaf Shaped Window
Front: Sir Henry Parkes Back: Catherine Helen Spence
Centenary of Federation 2001 Polymer Issue