Australian two-dollar note

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Two Drs
Value 2 Australian dollars
Width 152 mm
Height 76 mm
Security features metallic security thread, Watermark
Paper type Cotton fibre
Years of printing 1966-1988
1966 Australian $2 note front.jpg
Design John Macarthur and Merino sheep
Designer Gordon Andrews
Design date 1965
1966 Australian $2 note back.jpg
Design William Farrer and Wheat
Designer Gordon Andrews
Design date 1965

The Australian two dollar note was introduced in 1966 to replace the £1 note due to decimalisation. It was replaced by a gold coloured coin from 1988.

Security features[edit]

The paper design included a watermark in the white field of Captain James Cook, the watermark was also used in the last issue of pound banknotes. A metallic strip, first near the centre of the note, then from 1976 moved to the left side on the obverse of the note.


Preceded by
One pound note (Australian)
Two Dollars (Australian)
Succeeded by
Two dollar coin (Australian)