We Sell Rare Uncirculated Five Dollar Paper Banknotes

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The introduction of decimal currency to Australia in 1966 was unequivocally one of the biggest changes ever made to the Australian monetary system.

Australian 5 dollar notes were note printed in paper until 1967, but were in use right up until they were replaced by polymer notes in 1992.

The designs of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Caroline Chisholm on the other were one of the few combinations in the world to feature only women on them.

Some five dollar notes can be particularly valuable with the right serial numbers or if in mint condition, reaching up to $6,500 for the rarest Australian $5 note.

The 3 decades over which paper decimal banknotes were produced provides collectors with a large variety of notes to collect, as well as a number of different ways of accumulating them.

Australia’s transition to polymer technology in the 1990s resulted in a vast increase in the number of collectors of paper decimal banknotes. As this broad demand base continues to increase in financial capacity and numismatic sophistication, collectors go on to purchase rarer and higher quality notes.

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of paper decimal banknotes that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.

Some of the articles we've published include:

How to Tell When an Australian Paper Banknote Was Printed 

Australia's Paper Decimal Banknotes - from Commonwealth to Polymer in 30 Years