Australian $5 -Front & Back
Earlier this year The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) commissioned Downies, a leading Australian numismatic auction house to sell its paper money in a special series of auctions and online auctions. This is a first, as the bank its self has always sold its currency through the Royal Australian Mint, but this auction has probably made it easier for collectors of Australian paper money to add special first and last prefix notes from the 2006 polymer note issues to their collection.
The auctions started in October and ended the second week of November: the RBA also asked Downies to offer ordinary Australian notes to the public, these were to be sold at face value till the end of the month of November.
Over 60,000 notes were offered in auction during this period, so it seems that this is the best time to try and get your hands on current uncirculated Australian banknotes and at a good deal.
Places to contact include:
65 Martin Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000
RBA Branch office
20-22 London Circuit
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Lower Ground Floor, Block Arcade
98-100 Elizabeth St., Melbourne Vic 3000 Australia
Phone (03) 8677 8800 Fax (03) 8677 8899
International Prefix + 61-3
Contact: Chris Meallin, John Freestone, Roger Liversidge, John Drzymulski.
Online Store: World Paper Money Collecting Online Store