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Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Australian 2 Dollar Paper Banknote-1966-1985

Illustrated below is an example of the Australian 2 dollar paper banknote. Issued between the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 till it was discontinued in 1985. The design and specifications are listed.
Obverse John Macarthur with Merino Sheep
Reverse William James Farrer with Wheat Ears
Signatories, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia , Secretary to the Treasury
Size 145.00mm (width), 72.50mm (height)
Composition Paper
Watermark Captain Cook in left panel
Serial Prefix LQG was the last series of 2 dollar paper notes printed. This example is signed Johnston/Fraser.




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