Own a piece of Australia’s evolution to modern currency — buy rare Australian banknotes with Jaggards

Embark on a captivating journey through Australia's rich monetary history with Jaggards' exclusive collection of rare Australian banknotes. These rare Australian banknotes are woven with the threads of Australia's past, marking significant moments and transitions in the nation's financial and cultural landscape. From the early days of the federation to the pivotal switch to decimal currency in 1966, each note tells a unique story of Australia's evolution.

Browse our range of rare Australian banknotes today and add one to your currency collection today. 

The history of rare Australian banknotes

The transition from pounds, shillings and pence to the modern decimal system of dollars and cents was a landmark moment in Australia's history. It simplified transactions, aligned Australia with global financial systems and introduced a new era of currency design. However, it's the rare and historical banknotes from before this transition and the early decimal notes that capture the imagination of collectors and historians alike. These banknotes are a window into the past, offering a glimpse into the economic, political and social currents of their time.

Rare Australian banknotes worth money are prized possessions among collectors, as their scarcity and condition elevate their value far beyond their original face value. With their intricate designs and depictions of significant Australian figures and landmarks, collecting goes beyond a hobby. It's a passion for history, art and the stories that currency can tell.

Jaggards — seasoned experts on rare Australian banknotes

As expert rare Australian banknote valuators, we understand the importance of provenance, condition and rarity. Our curated collection features notes that meet the highest standards of quality and authenticity, ensuring that each purchase is an investment in both value and history.

Whether you're looking to expand your collection, invest in a piece of Australia's history or simply appreciate the beauty and significance of these rare notes, Jaggards is your trusted partner to meet your investment or collector goals. For more information about selling your rare Australian banknotes to us or our existing collection, please contact us today. 


Are old and rare Australian banknotes worth anything?

Yes, rare banknotes in Australia hold significant value, particularly among numismatists and investors. Several factors determine their value, including rarity, condition, historical importance and any unique attributes like serial numbers or misprints.

Early series notes, specimen notes and limited-issue banknotes are especially coveted. These banknotes can command substantial prices among collectors, making them not just pieces of history but also potentially lucrative investments.

Which $20 rare Australian notes are valuable?

Rare $20 Australian notes can be determined by those with unique serial numbers, such as solid numbers, radar numbers and low serial numbers from early print runs. Notes from the first series issued, especially in uncirculated condition, are highly sought after. Error notes and specimen notes are also highly sought after among collectors and investors. The 1966 Coombs/Wilson $20 note, in particular, commands high prices among collectors due to its rarity and historical significance.

Which rare Australian $1 notes are valuable?

Rare Australian $1 notes that are valuable include those with low serial numbers, star replacement notes indicated by a star in the serial number and notes printed in the first year of issue (1966). Notes with Coombs/Wilson and Coombs/Randall signatures, especially in uncirculated condition, are treasured among novice and seasoned collectors.

Which Australian $5 notes are valuable?

Fortunately, there are many rare Australian $5 notes for investors to choose from, especially those with Fraser/Cole signatures in uncirculated condition. Error notes and limited edition releases, like commemorative issues, also command higher prices among collectors.