5 dollar note (AUD)

Production date
1974-1992
Country
Australia
State/Province
Australian Capital Territory
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Description
Paper 5 dollar note.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (NOTES) Australian Notes five dollar
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Measurements
L 150 x W 75 mm
Media/Materials description
Paper
Signature/Marks
QLS 563711
History and use
This is an Australian 5 dollar note, made of paper. The design dates it between 1974 and 1992 (a change was made in 1974 to the word ‘Australia’ in the design).

The Australian currency changed from pounds, shillings and pence to the decimal system in 1966. Australian notes were made of paper until 1988, when Australia became the first country to issue longer-lasting and harder to counterfeit polymer notes. All Australian notes had been changed to polymer or coin versions by 1996, so there are no more paper notes in circulation.

The first 5 dollar note was issued in 1967. The design, in mauve colouring and featuring images of Caroline Chisolm and Joseph Banks, stayed the same until a polymer note was issued in 1992 (depicting the Queen and Parliament House). Caroline Chisolm was the first woman, who was not the Queen, to be depicted on Australian currency.
Registration number
N7764

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