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What is an Australian predecimal banknote worth?
Values, specifications, and images for Australian pre decimal banknotes
from 1910 to 1966.
Prior to this, Australian coins and notes were a collection of currencies from around
the world, however by this point were primarily British.
Most circulating banknotes in Australia prior to federation were in the form of promisory
notes, issued by local and regional banks, promising to pay the bearer the notes value in
sterling upon demand. Further detail
The Australian pre-decimal era refers to
the period between 1901 and 1965,
however for the purposes of Australian
currency effectively relate to banknotes
printed between 1910 and 1966.
(ie. between federation and decimilisation).
The six British colonies in Australia were
declared an independant nation in 1901,
(federation), 'The Commonwealth of Australia',
although remained part of the British Empire,
as a Constitutional Monarchy.
The Australian pre-decimal period spanned
the reign of 5 monarchs:
King Edward VII in 1910 (no notes printed)
King George V from 1911 to 1936.
King Edward VIII in 1936
King George VI from 1937 to 1952
Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to 1966
Pre-decimal banknote manufacturing was
discontinued from 1966, prior to Australia's
conversion to decimal currency: 'Decimilisation'.
Early Australian banknotes were very low
mintage, due to their relative value and the low demand for circulating currency, Australia
having a relatively small population.
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