Rare and Collectable Australian Pre Decimal Banknotes

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Australian Banknotes Book

The elaborate and dignified images employed on Australia’s Commonwealth paper currency carry with them an air of exclusivity not captured by our nation’s coinage from the same period. 

Due to the extended period over which they were issued, there are several tiers of demand to the collector market for pre-decimal notes. Most collectors begin collecting cheaper notes from the Elizabeth II era, and aspire to own rarer and more historic notes from earlier periods as they build experience and confidence in the market.






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

Serial Numbering Methods Used on Australian Banknotes

The Type Two Unissued £1,000 Specimen Note - A Legacy of Australia’s Transition to Central Reserve Bank

Rare Australian Treasury Notes