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Country: Australia
ISO code/s AU / AUS
From year1901

Australia (officially the Commonwealth of Australia), is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

New Guinea, Territory of 19191975
See also
New South Wales 17881901
South Australia 18361901
Monarch reigns
Queen Victoria 1 January 1901 22 January 1901
King Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910
King George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936
King Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936
King George VI 11 December 1936 6 February 1952
Queen Elizabeth II 6 February 1952
Latest coin and currency news articles from country: Australia (click here for all news from Australia)
BBCWhy Canada is suing Australia over a magic possum
April 18, 2018

The Royal Canadian Mint has a bone to pick with its Australian counterpart - a possum bone that is. The Canadian corporation is suing the Royal Australian Mint over a coin that celebrates the popular Possum Magic children's book series.

Their issue is not with the furry marsupial but with Australia's method for printing colour on to coins, for which Canada claims to own the patent.

Reserve Bank of AustraliaNext Generation of Banknotes: $50 Design Reveal
February 15, 2018

The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $50 banknote. As with the existing banknote, the new $50 features portraits of Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon and the first female member of an Australian parliament, Edith Cowan. The new banknotes will be released into general circulation in October 2018.

ABC News$10 note: RBA celebrates Australian writers in new design
February 17, 2017

The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new $10 note, which features similar graphics to the new $5 note released last September that received a mixed reception from the public.

The $10 note incorporates the same top-to-bottom clear window as the $5 note, a clear patch with a rolling colour effect, and a "tactile" feature to help the vision impaired community distinguish between denominations. The $10 note pays homage through symbolism to Dame Mary Gilmore and AB 'Banjo' Paterson, two celebrated Australian writers synonymous with Australian heritage.

Reserve Bank of AustraliaNext Generation of Banknotes: $10 Design Revealed
February 17, 2017

The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on each side of the banknote.

The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in microprint.’

Australian Broadcasting CorporationDesigner with the Midas Touch: Exhibition reveals artistry of man who designed Australia's coins
December 15, 2016

A new Royal Australian Mint exhibition is highlighting the works of the man who designed the artwork on Australian coins.

The Designer with the Midas Touch exhibition showcases not only the coins, but also intricately detailed silverware Stuart Devlin AO designed.

Daily Mail700-year-old Chinese bank note to be auctioned off in Sydney after being found in a Buddhist sculpture
October 20, 2016

A rare Chinese Ming Dynasty bank note has been discovered inside a wooden bust at an art auction house in Melbourne.
The note was found in the head cavity of a 13th-14th century wooden Buddhist sculpture of a Luohan by art specialists from Mossgreen. A Luohan is a Chinese word for a person who has completed the four stages of Enlightenment and reached the state of Nirvana.