Fascinating facts

Fascinating facts

Have you ever wondered when currency was invented? What did people use before we had notes or coins? How did they ‘buy’ what they needed?

What about banking? Ever thought about how banks started and why we have so many choices of where to put our money?

What about Australia’s currency? Why does it look the way it does? Who makes it? What stops people from just printing their own?

You can find the answers to these questions and more in the fact sheets on this page.

Fact sheets