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    Polymer Test Print
    Date 1972
    Size 1978mm * 66mm
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    Illustration Obverse Coat of Arms of Australia
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    Stane Štraus
    Illustration Reverse Coat of Arms of Australia
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    This note is denominated 50 Australian dollars and text on the front includes: "This Australian note is legal tender throughout Australia and its territories" despite the legal tender clause, the note was used in a controlled enviroment only and was never used (nor was it meant to be used) as legal tender. No notes in uncirculated conditions are known to exist due to the notes being used for testing and exposed to various mechanical, chemical and other tests. (the notes usually smell of certain chemical substances). This note in Polymer substrate is made in a joint reserch project of CSIRO (Commonwealth, Scientific, Industrial and resaerch Organisation) and RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia). This project led to the development of modern polymer bank notes.

    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Edlins Auctions
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has no OVD in the clearpanel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Edlins Auctions
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has an OVD down in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Edlins Auctions
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has an OVD above in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Edlins Auctions
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has two different OVD's in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Paper News
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has two different OVD's in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    abouttime-ch
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has two different OVD's in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1976
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    Edlins Auctions
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 2 - this variant has three different OVD´s above in clear panel
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    50 Dollars
    Date 1977
    Size 150mm * 74mm
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    Illustration Obverse A flock of birds
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    AU Numismatic Forum
    Illustration Reverse Ornaments
    Remark Mark 1 - this variant has violet-brown translucent rectangular element with lage letters CIT
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    80 Units
    Date 2006
    Size 160mm * 90mm
    Quantity 6000 Pieces
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    Substrate reinforced Guardian®
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    Illustration Obverse Deserving employees of the company and developed devices
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    Illustration Reverse Deserving employees of the company and developed devices
    Remark CSIRO commemorative 80th Anniversary banknote
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