Two Generations of $50 

One uncirculated $50 banknote from the new polymer series and one uncirculated $50 uncirculated banknote from the first polymer series 

Production description 

The commemorative folder contains one uncirculated $50 banknote from the new polymer series and one uncirculated $50 banknote from the first polymer series, both housed in clear windows. The folder depicts artwork used on the new polymer banknote. 

To help keep Australia’s banknotes secure from counterfeiting into the future, the new $50 banknote displays the same range of innovative security features as shown on the $5 and $10 banknotes. These include a distinctive top-to-bottom window, flying Black Swan, reversing ‘50’ and rolling colour effect. 

This generation of banknotes also has a tactile feature to assist the vision-impaired community identify the value of different denominations of banknotes. 

Please note: the word 'SPECIMEN' is required on $50 note images for security reasons, and will not be found on the actual notes.

Images courtesy of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Technical Details First issue date 

First polymer series: 4 October 1995 

New polymer series: October 2018 

Denomination 

2 x $50 banknotes 

Banknote size 

65mm x 151mm 

Fauna species 

New polymer series: Cygnus Atratus (Black Swan) 

Flora species 

New polymer series: Acacia Humifusa (Wattle) 

Signatures 

1995 issuance 

Bernie Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia Ted Evans, AC, Secretary to the Treasury 

2018 issuance 

Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury 

(85075)

SKU 85075
Shipping Weight 0.0510kg
Shipping Width 0.250m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.150m
Shipping Cubic 0.000375000m3

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