OUT OF RANGE SERIAL NUMBERS:
This checker tool uses serial ranges meant for notes issued for circulation, as updated by the reserve banks collector information webpage, sometimes a banknote found may show as “Serial # Out Of Range”, possible reasons for this are as follows.
Collectors Issue Note:
Some print runs have serial numbers allocated for special release, and generally meant for collections, these serials are often low numbered, sometimes coloured numbers such as Red instead of Black, and part of folder sets. Sometimes these note make their way into circulation, although not calculated for in the checker tool, these notes are often sought after and valuable and worth investigating further.
Outside Recorded Numbers:
Most commonly occuring with the ‘Next Generation Banknotes’, Additional serial numbers are being found outside of the recorded figures by the reserve bank, these may be updated over time and generally do not offer additional value to the note, the checker tool will still check for special serial types however if found are not included in any recorded totals.
About This Tool:
This Banknote Checker Tool is for ‘Australian Decimal Banknotes’ with $1 >> $100 face values, it currently includes Paper Banknotes dated from 1966 >> 1993, Bicentennial Issue 1998 Polymer Banknotes, and current use Polymer banknotes dated 1992 >> Current year.
This tool checks for:
First / General / Last Prefixes
Test Notes
NPA / 1st / Re-Issue 1988 Dated Notes
Low Digit Serials:
Single Digit (Under 10)
Double Digit (Under 100)
Triple Digit (Under 1000)
Special Serial Types:
Solid Serials
Semi-Solids
Ladders
Rotators
Radars
Repeaters
True-Binary
Binary
Serial Types above are checked for 6+ Digit ranges.
Scoring:
Scoring provided is based on many factors including age, serial range production numbers, signatures, and occurance of special serial types.
Disclaimer:
While best efforts have been taken to provide accurate data, collecting is very subjective and scores may not reflect the desirability of your banknote, If you would like me to add additional Special Serial Types to the checker or have found an error please let me know in the comments below and I will add to future updates where possible.
Last Updated: 04/01/2022

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  1. I got a $100 dollar bank note serial number gm99995555 got out of atm in nice condition is it worth keeping or just spend it?

    1. 1st Option; I would say it’s in your own best interest to keep the banknote if you are a collector.
      2nd Option; If you are OK with getting rid of the banknote, I certainly WOULD NOT be spending it on a dollar-for-dollar, face value shopping spree.

      I WOULD CERTAINLY TAKE THE BANK NOTE, HAVE IT VALUED PROPERLY & SELL THE BANKNOTE TO A COLLECTOR – from there HAPPY DAYS, I would then go shopping.

      The long way around to the shopping trip, but likely well worth your while 😁

  2. My 2017 $5 bill silver number serial number PF 13232138b

    1. Is this an Australian banknote?

      If so, you may need to double check that serial number.

  3. I have an old $5.00 note with Henry Parker and Catherine Helen Spence. What is it worth or is it worth nothing ?

  4. One look.up.I done on this $1 Australian note gave me an estimate of $5,000 Dollars how do they put the value on it and where would I take it to to sell it please .

    1. You’re best bet would be to look at prices they’ve sold for on eBay unless You take it into a coin dealers.. anybody can slap any value they like on anything.. Check the sold prices 😉

  5. I have a 2017a A1 serial number A20404608A, does anyone know a rough estimate ofs value?

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