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Australian money is very colorful, and you can't tear it because it's made out of recycled plastic.
"Tell us more on this fascinating subject, John."
"It'd be my pleasure, Dan. Australia introduced the polymer (plastic) banknote in 1988. In 1996, they became the first country to have a full set of circulating polymer banknotes. This not only improves durability, but also prevents counterfeiting. Other countries that use polymer banknotes include New Zealand, Rumania, and Mexico."
"Hey, thanks a lot, John - that was great."

Sydney, Australia; Feb 26, 2005
© 2005 susan & grace

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Wow - I stumbled upon your site while googling pics of australian money and it is awesome. Your photography is beautiful. Props, most major props.

--Tony K.; Nov 26, 2005