polymer banknotes

The Mighty Polymer Banknotes

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Some 8 months after the release of decimal currency in Australia, large numbers of $10 bank notes were found in circulation that had been counterfeited using normal office paper. In total some $140,000 in fake notes were recovered before it was realized that a better solution needed to be found to protect the monetary system against forgery. One would have to scratch ones head and wonder at the chances of the forged note in question being the same as the one that bears the portrait of a convicted forger Francis Howard Greenway. Due to the increasing sophistication of techniques used…

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Money Origami Using Australian Bank Notes.

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So here is something a little unusual as it involves folding Australia polymer decimal bank notes into various shapes which allows people to create novel gifts for other people. There are a host of origami web sites which will give you directions on how to fold these.   These here are but a few that I have discovered on the internet. The polymer bank notes used in Australia are quite difficult to fold due to their “spring factor” but with a little perseverance some great results are possible.  This first one is an Australia Twenty Dollar note folded as a shirt.  These are great when…

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