Sterling & Currency sells historic and rare paper currency from before federation

Pre-Federation Banknotes image

The paper money used by the average Australian citizen between settlement in 1788 and the early 1900’s was vastly different to that which we have in place today - it was issued by each of the trading banks that were in business at that time.

As many banks have strong ties to certain cities, regions or states, they have a vivid social history unmatched by coins of the same period, and are keenly sought by patriotic / parochial collectors from the areas their notes were used.

These notes were printed on very light paper stock and were also very large compared to those we use today.

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