Facts for students

Below are introductions to the student fact sheets that are listed in the right-hand column. The fact sheets contain information about banking in Australia, bartering and early currency, and Australia’s notes and coins.

Bartering and early currency around the world

Bartering and early currency around the world

Find out what people used to trade before notes and coins and how currencies evolved around the world.

About banking in Australia

About banking in Australia

A brief history of banking in Australia and some information about the many types of financial institutions.

Australian banknotes

Australian banknotes

Find out more about Australia’s banknotes including where they are made and how.

Australian coins

Australian coins

Find out more about Australia’s coins including where they are made and how.

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Facts for students