Decimal Banknotes

Decimal Banknotes commenced in 1966 with the earliest signatories being the Reserve Bank Governor H.C Coombs and Treasurer Roland Wilson.

Early examples of decimal banknotes were all paper notes which were obviously subject to tearing and water damage. This was amended in 1988 with the worlds first polymer banknote being issued.

However, the bi-centennial polymer note was not without it's faults. The hologram was a well documented weak point on the banknote and it was not until 1996 that polymer notes were being produced across all denominations. ($5-$100)