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
Serial Types above are checked for 6+ Digit ranges.
Scoring provided is based on many factors including age, serial range production numbers, signatures, and occurance of special serial types.
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. AA175160847 $10

  2. Came across a 2019 5 dollar note that was out of numerical range. What should I do?

    1. Hi Ashley, the RBA have updated the releases 2019 production numbers since the last update of this tool, your note it likely within the updated ranges that can be confirmed via the serial number info through the RBA website, these details will be fixed within the next update of this tool, thanks

      1. Thanks Matt. I’ll check it out. Appreciate.

  3. Thanks, Matt

  4. Ive got a $50 noted with two small stamp like circles with the letters ALR AND KMJ Anyone know what this means?

  5. What is the significance of the different colors that are shown…..Green, Yellow, and Red when putting up a note for information, please?

    1. Red = a more common note, less desirable as easier to find.
      Green = a hard to find note, likely to be highly desirable.
      Yellow = the range between depending on the features of the note

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