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Ever Colourful Australian Currency Slang Nicknames.

There is nothing Australians seem to like more than to shorten words or phrases to something more instantly recognisable within the local dialect. Colloquialisms abound in the land down under and some of them are very humorous indeed. This abbreviation of terms applies to most things which understandably includes the currency of the land. A great deal …

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Convicted Forger Has Portrait On Federal Banknote

forgery (ˈfɔːdʒərɪ)  n, pl -geries 1. the act of reproducing something for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose  2. something forged, such as a work of art or an antique  3. (Law) criminal law  a. the false making or altering of any document, such as a cheque or character reference (and including a postage stamp), or …

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The Australian Father Of Blitzkrieg

blitz·krieg (blĭts’krēg’) n. A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces. war conducted with great speed and force; specifically : a violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close coordination. German : Blitz , lightning (from Middle High German blitze , from bliczen , to flash …

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Special Banknote Serial Numbers

One of the most enjoyable aspects of collecting banknotes is the hunt for those serial numbers that are unique, special and in some cases highly sought after by collectors. Finding the right one can add a vast amount of worth to your banknote portfolio. Banknote serial numbers do have unique serial numbers in each country.  Some serial numbers are far …

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Faces On The Australia Twenty Dollar Note

This post is the first in a series where I hope to heighten people’s awareness as to who the people are that grace the front and back of the banknotes in Australia. The twenty-dollar polymer bank-note from Australia has a pair of fascinating people depicted on it. From a historical point of view this lady pictured under is just an …

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