Are Australian Paper Notes Legal Tender
In the past, when paper money was actually paper (not polymer), wear and tear was a constant problem. We plan to update the design of the $5 note in due course. Creating the design of new banknotes is a complex process. On February 13, 2015, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced that the next series of Australian banknotes would have a touch function to help the visually impaired community tell the value of the note after a successful campaign led by 15-year-old Connor McLeod, who is blind to introduce the new feature.   The notes retain the most important aspects of the previous series` design, such as color, size, and people depicted, to facilitate recognizability and minimize business disruption. “The monarch has traditionally appeared on the lowest denomination of Australian banknotes, and we expect it to remain so if there is a change in the monarch,” the RBA spokesman said. All previous issues of Australian banknotes remain legal tender. However, it has been a long time since some of these banknotes have been put into circulation in Australia, and some retailers or members of the public may be reluctant to accept them. People may not be familiar with the drawings and suspect that the banknotes are fake. Some old banknotes can be valuable as collectibles.
The Reserve Bank does not comment on the market value of old, rare or incorrectly printed banknotes. Collectors may want their banknotes to be valued by a reputable banknote and coin dealer. The Reserve Bank does not support any particular organization, but a number of Australian banknote and coin dealers are members of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association Inc. “It can take several years for a banknote to be printed and put into circulation, depending on public demand and the need to replace banknotes that have been worn out in circulation.” Issued between 1966 and 1971. For the exchange of pre-cash notes, the conversion into dollars is obtained by multiplying the nominal value by two. For example, a £1 note is converted into $2; £5 will be converted into $10; and £10 will be converted into $20. The only exception is the 10-shillings note, which is converted into $1. On The Right Note`s online banknote and coin website, there are currently a number of $1 Star notes available for sale.
The $50 note was introduced in 1973 and the $100 note in 1984 in response to inflation, which required larger denominations for transactions.  The $1 note was replaced by a $1 coin in 1984, while the $2 note was replaced by a smaller $2 coin in 1988.  Although no longer printed, all previous Australian dollar banknotes are still considered legal tender.  The new $5 note contains the touch function and was issued on September 1, 2016 on the occasion of Australia`s National Acacia Day, followed by the new $10 note on September 20, 2017.  The new $50 note was put into circulation on October 18, 2018, followed by the new $20 note on October 9, 2019, and the new $100 note was released on October 29, 2020.   The Reserve Bank does not currently intend to issue fourth-series notes in denominations over $100, despite the inflation that has occurred since the introduction of the $100 note in 1984. In April 1995, the design of the $5 notes was updated to match the rest of the new series of notes, with slight additional changes in 1996. In 2001, a special “Federation” commemorative note worth $5 was produced, but in 2002 production of the previous version resumed. Beginning in 2002, the design of all banknotes (with the exception of the $5 note depicting the Queen) was slightly modified to include the names of the persons depicted on them among the portraits and to exchange the order of the officials` signatures on the notes. The standard two-dollar paper notes of 1988 – the last year of issuance before Australia switched to a two-dollar coin – now yield 10 times their face value. Paper and Australian dollar notes were replaced by polymer plastic notes in 1992.
The current Australian dollar notes are made of polymer and have a transparent window. AuD paper tickets are no longer a valid means of payment in Australia, Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. However, we exchange all withdrawn Australian dollar banknotes for free. We also donate money for current Australian dollar banknotes and Australian dollar coins. All Australian banknotes previously put into circulation by the Reserve Bank are still legal tender and can still be used. Some people collect banknotes out of appreciation for the details in the printer craftsmanship, others collect as a direct investment. All Australian banknotes issued from 1913 onwards retain their legal tender status,” a spokesman for the Reserve Bank of Australia said. From the Reserve Bank of Australia: Buying back old banknotes In 1988, the Reserve Bank of Australia issued $10 plastic notes. The polypropylene polymer banknotes were produced by Note Printing Australia to commemorate the bicentenary of European colonization in Australia.  These notes contained a transparent “window” with a diffractive image of an optically variable device (DOVD) of Captain James Cook as a security feature.