Rare 20c coins worth $8
About 0.5% of the 20-cent coins made in 2004 could be worth $8 each to collectors.
The precious coins have a larger image of the queen’s head on the back.
Pieces that have a larger head have also been printed closer to the edge and have a pointed letter A in the text around the edge.
Of around 72 million 20c coins produced that year, only around 400,000 had larger heads.
Pictured: The pieces look identical on the front, but one has a larger head on the back
$5 bills worth $1,750
A valuable $5 bill will have a Stevens/Fraser signature combination.
The serial number must begin with ‘BA 15’ for the note to be worth the large sum.
Depending on the state, it is worth between $100 and $1,750.
Joel Kandiah said a $5 note could be worth $1750 if it bears a Stevens/Fraser signature (pictured left) The serial number must also start with BA 15 (pictured right)
$50 bills with a maximum value of $1,500
The precious $50 bills will have a Stevens/Parkinson signature combination on one edge.
The Perth-based currency specialist also said the serial number in the top corner had to start with AA 14 or JC 14 to be worth the large sum.
If kept in good condition, tickets are worth between $70 and $1,500.
The serial number in the upper corner must also start with AA 14 or JC 14 to be worth the large sum
Secret codes on tickets
The first two letters of a banknote, such as AA or DF, indicate the sheet it was printed on, while the next two digits indicate the year it was printed.
For example, the first sheet of new $10 bills printed in 2017 would read AA17 and the second could read AB17.
The serial number on a $20 bill starts with DD19 because it was printed in 2019, and the number on a $5 bill starts with CI16 because it was printed in 2016.
The numbers at the end of each banknote – known as the suffix – also correspond to the sheet on which they were printed.
The first series of sheets has a six-digit suffix, while a new series of banknotes has a seven-digit suffix to account for the possibility of larger print runs.
The first two digits of each banknote indicate the year of printing
Source: The History of Money