The new $50 banknote enters general circulation on Thursday 18th October 2018, marking a milestone in the upgrade of Australia’s banknotes. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the $50 is the most widely circulated banknote, accounting for nearly half of the total value of banknotes in use, and it is the denomination primarily used in ATMs.
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The new $50 is the third denomination in the new series of banknotes and follows the release of the $5 and $10 over the past two years. The new $20 is expected to be issued in 2019 and the new $100 in 2020.
Here is a useful set of resources for your further reading about the RBA Next Generation of Banknotes:
- RBA Media Release: Next Generation of Banknotes: $50 Enters General Circulation
- RBA Banknotes Minisite: The New $50 Banknote is Coming
- RBA Banknotes Minisite: Features of the new $50 Banknote
- RBA Banknotes Minisite: Overview of NGB’s security features (video reseource)
- RBA Banknotes Minisite: Resources