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Australian dollar

Polymer series

In 1988, the Reserve Bank of Australia gave out plastic, (polypropylene) polymer banknotes (produced by Note Printing Australia), to celebrate 200 years of European settlement in Australia. All Australian notes are now made of polymer.

To make it hard to copy these notes, they have see through windows with a picture image of Captain James Cook. Every note also has a seven-pointed star which has only half the printing on each side. Australian banknotes were the first in the world to use such features.

References

1. "World’s Most Traded Currencies". therichest.org. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
2. On the 40th anniversary of decimal currency, the 2006 mint proof and uncirculated sets included one- and two-cent coins.