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These $100 notes from 1996 are worth $3,500

(Source: Getty, TikTok/The History of Money)
(Source: Getty, TikTok/The History of Money)

Viral TikTok creator Joel Kandiah, who is behind The History of Money and previously exposed the “rare” $5 and $50 bank notes, has revealed that certain bank notes in 1996 were particularly special.

This was the year that Australia introduced polymer banknotes, Kandiah explained in a new video.

“1996 is a very good year for rare $100 notes,” the Perth-based cash enthusiast said.

Aussies keen to get extra bang for their $100 bill should keep their eyes peeled for the “Fraser/Evans signature combo,” he added.

If your $100 note has the serial numbers “JK 96”, selling it online would fetch you between $160 and $900.


But a few ‘test notes’ that were released to test a different variant of the polymer substrate are even rarer.

(Source: TikTok/The History of Money)
(Source: TikTok/The History of Money)

These notes have the serial numbers “AN 96” and “CS 96” – and they are so rare, they can fetch you as much as $3,500.

“As always, happy hunting!”

Watch the full video below.

In a separate video, Kandiah explained how to sell your coins and notes for the value that they're worth.

Get your notes valued at reputable local coin or banknote dealers and store them properly in coin holders or bank note sleeves, he explained.

Then set yourself up on Facebook Marketplace or eBay, and check out what comparable items are selling for.

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