Australia

Australian currency

The first thing I noticed right off the bat about Aussie money is that it’s not made of the same material as our good ole easily rip-able American bills.

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It’s made out of plastic polymer and lasts four times longer than paper notes. Apparently Australia is the first country to have a complete set of bank notes made from this material.
It feels lighter than American money too.

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So colorful.

You can’t easily crumple or bend the notes; they go back to their original form. The polymer notes are cleaner than paper ones and are recyclable. I’m in love.

Much like in the euro system, Australia has $1 and $2 coins. I am a huge fan of this because it eliminates the need for $1 bills. On the flip side, it is a bit deceiving paying for things with these dollar coins because for some reason it feels like you’re not spending as much money.

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Notice how the 50 cent piece is unnecessarily large.

They have kangaroos on their coins!

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Moral of the story: the plastic notes are awesome.

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