We Sell Rare Australian Fifty Dollar Polymer Banknotes

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Australian $50 notes have been printed in polymer by the Reserve Bank since 1995. A 50 dollar note can be particularly valuable with the right serial numbers or if it is in mint condition, values can reach up to $1,250 for the rarest polymer 50 dollar bill.

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.

Australian 50 Dollar Note Dimensions and Designs

The polymer 50 dollar note features Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon on the front, and Australia's first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan on the back. This note measures 152.50mm * 65mm in size, and has a wide range of innovative security devices within the designs.

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 50 dollar notes. There are 18 different notes in the first NNS series of Australian $50 notes, one for each year between 1995 and 2016. Several different varieties of the NGB 50 dollar note have also been released since 2016.

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