Week 599 --Happy Valentine's Day!
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Q: What was the first circulating polymer banknote in the world (Country, Denomination & Pick Number)?

 

 

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It appears that the 20 Colones Costa Rica (Pick 252) is dated 28 June 1983 and may be the earliest precisely DATED circulating polymer banknote.

 

There were others made in 1983: The Isle of Man (Pick 39); Haiti notes of 1, 2, 50, 100, 250 and 500 Gourdes (Pick 230b, 231b, 235b, and c, 236b, P237, and P238) but they are not dated so clearly.

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On 27th January 1988, the Researve Bank of Australia (RBA) issued a A$10 polymer banknote to commemorate 200 years of European settlement (1788-1988). It was world's first true polymer banknote was developed by the RBA and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial research Organization.

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Q:What was the first circulating polymer banknote in the world (Country, Denomination & Pick Number)?

 

 

A: $10 Australia P-49 1988

 

 

Thank you to all those who participated this week. Congratulations to our winners coindude and mattcorbett2003. We will be getting your prizes out to you ASAP.

 

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