Timeline of Australian money

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    Timeline of Australian money

  • In the first decade after Federation, private bank notes continued to circulate as a paper currency.

  • The Commonwealth Bank's new Head Office in Sydney is opened.

  • The 'Harrison series' of currency notes is issued

  • The 'Ash series' of notes is issued, named after John Ash, the note printer

  • The 1953/54 series of currency notes is issued

  • Australia converts from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency.

  • A $50 decimal currency note is issued.

  • The decision to replace the $1 note by a $1 coin is announced with the new coin issued in 1984.

  • A $50 polymer note is issued.

  • A special Federation $5 polymer note is issued from 1 January 2001.