Australian two-dollar note
|Value||2 Australian dollars|
|Security features||metallic security thread, Watermark|
|Paper type||Cotton fibre|
|Years of printing||1966–1988|
|Design||John Macarthur and Merino sheep|
|Design||William Farrer and Wheat|
The Australian two dollar note was introduced in 1966 due to decimalisation, to replace the £1 note which had similar green colouration. The note was issued from its introduction in 1966 until its replacement by the two dollar coin in 1988.
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.
Removal from circulation
The two dollar note was replaced by a gold-coloured coin in 1988, due to the longer service life and cost effectiveness of coins. These notes can still be redeemed at face value by the Reserve Bank of Australia and most commercial banks, but numismatics and note collectors may pay a higher price for these notes depending on age and condition.
One pound note (Australian)
|Two Dollars (Australian)
Two dollar coin (Australian)
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