Uncirculated Polymer Decimal Banknotes Including First and Last Prefix

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Australian polymer decimal banknotes were have been in circulation since the 1980s. Ranging from $5 to $100, some notes can be particularly valuable with the right serial numbers or if in mint condition, reaching up to thousands of dollars for the rarest notes in mint quality.

Australia has been at the forefront of the development of polymer banknotes ever since it was first invented by CSIRO in the 1970s. Check the articles in our blog archive to see the news and research that we've written in this area in the past. We also regularly handle the test notes that were used in the Turbula by CSIRO staff to test print quality and the different security devices we take for granted. We also regularly handle the rare, exclusive and historic polymer specimen notes that were issued when each new denomination was released.

Now that the 1st Generation note series is complete and Australia's NGB notes are in circulation, it is possible for collectors to build a complete set of the first series of Australian polymer notes. We believe this will keep this area alive for collectors for the next few years. Some collectors like to get one of each note from a particular year; others like to get a complete set of one of each different variety of denomination ever issued, while others collectors aim to get the whole lot.

We sell many first and last prefix notes to clients well before they're listed on our website, if you're chasing a particular note please use the Contact Us button to get in touch and we'll notify you when one becomes available.

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of polymer 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:

Australia's Next Generation Banknote $50 Is Now In Circulation - A True Black Swan Event

Governor's Charity Sheet Notes - A New Type of Specimen?

How to Tell When an Australian Polymer Banknote Was Printed