Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Australian Currency

Do you have Australian money and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Finally the issues with Blogger have been solved and I can stop using my alter ego MC, he's not as fun.

This was kindly given by a tourist having trouble paying at the register at a big city store and I was gifted with this nice Australian five dollar note. It is one of the few foreign notes I've gotten in over a decade.

Australian currency is the definition of "funny money". It is brightly colored, has lots of designs, and is made of plastic.

Plastic money or polypropylene polymer banknotes are not new to the currency world but this is the first time I ever had one. It doesn't feel as fake as I thought plastic money would feel mainly because it has texture. The bill has raised features which gives it depth and a good grip.

The front has Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, eucalyptus leaves, and a gum flower on a transparent window. The back has Parliament House, the landscape plans for that house, and some neat patterns.

There is a lot of security features like micro-printing, dual side printing to create one image, and a few other things common to most modern notes.

Type/Country: 5 Dollars / Australia
Year: 2003A
Printings: 114,000,000 (badly estimated)
Run: ???
Value: $6.00 in VF, it has a fold and this is more of the currency exchange rate

Great video although I have to find the original source.


Do you have any notes or bills from Australia and want to know their value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

54 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

hungeryjack said...

Nice post - Australian dollar Currency ..Keep Posting


Jack
Australian dollar Currency
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Man said...

Thanks, nice image site.

Anonymous said...

I have had this for many years
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3591/australia0011.jpg

Man said...

I have had this for many years

Nice it is from 1985 it is about #22.00.

Jason C said...

Thank you for the info

Man said...

Whoops that should have said $22.00.

Bryan said...

I have a 1950D $50 Star Note, serial #B02208240. It is a bit worn and has a tiny spot of something stuck on the back? It is worth keeping?

Man said...

1950D $50 Star Note, serial #B02208240

About $65.00

Anonymous said...

I have a U.S. $10 bill, which I haven't seen in a very long time. Is this worth anything? It's a series 1995, and just seems very old. Is this worth anything?

Man said...

$10 bill, which I haven't seen in a very long time. Is this worth anything? It's a series 1995

Just $10.00 it would take another 30 years before it has any real value.

Anonymous said...

1916 large one penny on the back.georgivs v dei gra britt omn rex fid def ind imp.
next is 1919 one cent canada.on the back same as the 1916 (above).
us 1927 wheat penny ty

Anonymous said...

1933 20francs it is a largesilver colour coin
19231 franc
1931 50 centimes
sorry no pics.

Man said...

1916 large British one penny about $0.80
1919 one cent canada about $0.50
1927 wheat penny about $0.20

Man said...

Assuming they're from France...

1933 20francs large silver colour coin about $6.00
19231 franc ????
1931 50 centimes about $0.15

Anonymous said...

hi i got a 1000 berlin dollar .Its dated Berilin Sen Upril 1910. its a big note 6 and a half in. logn and about 4 inches tall . it has a red seal and serial number Nr0046708n very good shape . Thanks

Man said...

1000 berlin dollar .Its dated Berilin Sen Upril 1910. its a big note 6 and a half in. logn and about 4 inches tall . it has a red seal and serial number Nr0046708n very good shape

I have no idea what you are describing, Berlin or Berilin?
Is this German marks or REICHSBANKNOTE 1000 MARKS?

Anonymous said...

yes it says that

Man said...

Says what?

Anonymous said...

reichsbanknote rinrmsendrart zalbt die reichabaupttafie in berlin obne legitimation sprifung oent binlieferer diefer banknote
berlin sen upril 1910

Man said...

reichsbanknote rinrmsendrart zalbt die reichabaupttafie in berlin obne legitimation sprifung oent binlieferer diefer banknote
berlin sen upril 1910


Yes this is German 1000 mark it's about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

thank man also what is a 1967 ef worth it getting a tarnished gold color

Anonymous said...

half dollar

Man said...

1967 ef worth it getting a tarnished gold color
...half dollar


About $2.50

Dman said...

I have a Israel 500 Pruta 1955 bill do you know what its worth? Heres pictures:
http://s591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/hyperskier96/?action=postupload

Man said...

Israel 500 Pruta 1955 bill

Can't see the picture but it's about $10.00 on average.

Anonymous said...

I have 1 of each Australian paper notes and of the following:
-r78 – Mc110 # 1982 Johnston/Stone One Dollar Banknotes
-r89 – Mc131 # 1985 Johnston/Fraser Two Dollar Banknotes
-r208 – Mc149 # 1983 Johnston/Stone Five Dollar Banknotes
r310a – Mc173 # 1988 Johnston/Fraser Ten Dollar Banknote. This note was the first circulation issue Australian polymer banknote.
-1982 Aussie Proof set with certificate of Authenticity
-$2.00 1974 Phillips/Wheele​r (R85) EF
Could you tell me how much these would be now please thanks

Man said...

Australian paper notes
-r78 – Mc110 # 1982 Johnston/Stone One Dollar Banknotes
About $2.00

-r89 – Mc131 # 1985 Johnston/Fraser Two Dollar Banknotes
About $3.00

-r208 – Mc149 # 1983 Johnston/Stone Five Dollar Banknotes
About $7.00

r310a – Mc173 # 1988 Johnston/Fraser Ten Dollar Banknote.
About $12.50

-1982 Aussie Proof set with certificate of Authenticity
About $10.00

-$2.00 1974 Phillips/Wheele​r (R85) EF
About $6.00

Ramon Gelvez, Coleccionista said...

To me it seems very nice, I hope to get one soon! A Salute! (old coins Australia)

Man said...

(old coins Australia)
1945 penny about $0.20
1966 2 cents about $0.30
1966-1972 2 dollars about $10.00

Anonymous said...

i have 50 consecutive $1 and $2 johnston fraser australian notes with a little discolouration only noticable when notes are in a pile otherwise they are almost mint no folds marks or wear what are they worth

Anonymous said...

Hello, wonderful site...I thank you in advance for any help. I have an uncirculated $5.00 which has a front offset, dramatic (black L seal for San Francisco is in the portrait). This bill is from 1974, and serial # is L 90496780 C. I also have the bill preceeding it (779) and the bill after it (781), which are both normal. I was vault teller when these bills arrived from the Main Vault. As I was counting them, #780 jumped out at me! Needless to say, I called in my supervisor and bought them. Do you have an idea on their value, and where should I sell them? Thanks in advance, Bryn

Anonymous said...

Sorry I posted the above in the wrong catagory, lame I know, but hey I'm a 58 year old grandmother so cut me alittle slack.

Man said...

50 consecutive $1 and $2 johnston fraser australian notes with a little discolouration only noticable when notes are in a pile otherwise they are almost mint

About $7.00 each for the $1 bills
About $9.00 each for the $2 bills

Man said...

uncirculated $5.00 which has a front offset, dramatic (black L seal for San Francisco is in the portrait). This bill is from 1974, and serial # is L 90496780 C. I also have the bill preceeding it (779) and the bill after it (781), which are both normal.

Sounds like a Misaligned Overprint error about $1,200.00

Also there are no categories on this blog so feel free to post anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on my uncirculated $5.00 Misaligned overprint. I'll be looking into finding a buyer instead of saving it. Thanks again! Bryn

Man said...

I'll be looking into finding a buyer instead of saving it.

Try Heritage auctions or eBay.

If you try a local coin shop they may offer half the listed amount.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again, I'll check out Heritage..I've been talking w/ebay coin boards and they said Heritage might be good, too. Thanks, Bryn

Anonymous said...

hi i have a australian 1 dollar note .. serial DGJ 731370.. is it worth any thing.. thanks

Man said...

australian 1 dollar note .. serial DGJ 731370

About $2.00

Anonymous said...

i have a new zealand 1 dollar bill serial C 13 031935. do you know if its worth anything.

Anonymous said...

hi there i was wondering do you know anything abt Zehn deutsche mark. i have one 5 Zehn deutsche mark banknote 1960 and 1 10 Zehn deutsche mark 1970. have looke on many sites no answer. tahnks.

Man said...

new zealand 1 dollar bill serial C 13 031935

What year?

Man said...

Zehn means ten and these are just German-Federal Republic notes

5 Zehn deutsche mark banknote 1960 about $12.00
10 Zehn deutsche mark 1970 about $10.00

Anonymous said...

Hi.
the new Zealand 1 dollar bill has no year on it. its signed by
r l knight. i do not know how to determine the year.would you know,thank you

Man said...

new Zealand 1 dollar bill has no year on it. its signed by
r l knight


It is from 1975-1977 and in new crisp condition it's about $20.00 but if it was circulated and folded then about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

joe said...

Have you an idea of Aust $10 plastic Note circulated but perfect, AB 10 470 597. and AB 27474352 also perfect

Man said...

Aust $10 plastic Note circulated but perfect
AB 10 470 597 about $11.00
AB 27474352 about $11.00

Anonymous said...

hi i was wondering what an australian 1988 Johnston/Fraser Ten Dollar Banknote with a serial number of: AB 30472839
it has no folds, or creases

Man said...

australian 1988 Johnston/Fraser Ten Dollar Banknote with a serial number of: AB 30472839
it has no folds, or creases


About $50.00

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have 13 1982 $1 notes Johnstone/Fraser First Prefix DGJ 8 in running order and 5 in running order Uncirculated are all. what are they worth please?

Man said...

13 1982 $1 notes Johnstone/Fraser First Prefix DGJ 8 in running order and 5 in running order Uncirculated are all

About $2.50 each

Anonymous said...

hi, i recently asked about 8 and 5 running order first prefix uncirculated $1 notes Johnstone Stone, may i ask why $2.50 per note value you gave please, when i have just found out $125 for them each, is that correct? and if so, why only $2.50 per note? thanks for your time.

Man said...

8 and 5 running order first prefix uncirculated $1 notes Johnstone Stone, may i ask why $2.50 per note value you gave please, when i have just found out $125 for them each, is that correct? and if so, why only $2.50 per note?

Not being an Australian currency expert I see nothing special about these notes. Listed in every book I own and checking current auction values shows nothing special.

If you point out your other source for $125 maybe that would update my info and help other in the future.

Here is another Australian currency site. They list actual value that notes are sold for...
http://www.australianbanknotes.net/one_dollar_banknotes/r78.htm