1939-2001 | 2016-2017



5 Dollars, (20)16 Polymer

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1984, age 58

Back: Australia's new Federal Parliament on Capital Hill, Canberra

courtesy banknote news


10 Dollars, (20)17 Polymer

10 dollars (20)17 front
10 dollars (20)17 back

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Front: Andrew "Banjo" Patterson (1864-1941), Australia's leading bush poet

Back: Mary Gilmore (1864-1962), as a young woman in the foreground and in her later year in the background

courtesy banknote news

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Australia, located on the continent of the same name, was a British colony until 1900. Became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The Statute of Westminster Adoption Act was formalized in 1942. It's a member of the British Commonwealth. Australian currency was changed from pounds to dollars in 1966. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Australia.




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