Special collectables for the new $50 banknote

The new Australian $50 banknote is the latest release of Australia’s next generation of banknotes. Key aspects of the existing $50 banknote design have been retained including the colour, size and people portrayed.

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, including the distinctive top-to-bottom window, flying Black Swan, reversing ‘50’ and rolling colour effect. The tactile feature continues to assist the vision-impaired community to identify the value of different denominations of banknotes.

Next Generation of $50

One uncirculated $50 banknote from the new polymer series
This commemorative folder contains one uncirculated $50 banknote from the new polymer series, housed in a clear window. The folder depicts artwork used on the banknote.

Name and location of page
Technical details  
First issue date: 18 October 2018
Denomination: 1 x $50 banknote
Banknote size: 65mm x 151mm
Fauna species Cygnus Atratus (Black Swan)
Flora species Acacia Humifusa (Wattle)
Signatures: Peter Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
John Fraser, Secretary of the Treasury

Two Generations of $50

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

Name and location of page
Technical details  
First issue date: First polymer series: 4 October 1995
New polymer series: 18 October 2018
Denomination: 2 x $50 banknote
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:
Peter Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury

For more information on Australia’s banknotes, visit www.banknotes.rba.gov.au

The Next Generation $50 and Two Generations of $50 banknote collectables are available for *pre-order online, via mail order on 1800 331 794, and from 18 October 2018 at participating Post Offices, while stocks last.

Note: *Where part of an order cannot be fulfilled immediately, the part that can be supplied will be despatched as soon as possible. In relation to particular items, Australia Post will conduct pre-orders of these items (in full) prior to the release date. Once Australia Post receives the items following their release date, we will endeavour to despatch the items as soon as possible. Full terms and conditions.
The word “SPECIMEN” is required on all banknote images for security purposes and does not appear on the actual notes.

This content was produced at the time of the product release dates and will not be updated.

Philatelic team