Australian banknotes post-production defects visual references
By CAA | Wednesday, 3 May 2023
Tear(s) / Minor Tear(s)
Generally visible at the top or bottom of the banknote, near a crease, or in a corner.
Stain(s) / Small stain(s) / Ink stain(s) / Rust stain(s)
Dirty mark(s) that is difficult to remove.
Graffiti / Writting
Pinhole(s) / Hole(s)
Very small hole(s), often caused by pins.
Accumulation of foreign substance or material.
Substance that remains on the note, generally some glue from tape.
Other possible defects
- Missing piece