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Antarctican dollar
Denominations
SymbolA$
Banknotes1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 A$
Demographics
User(s)None
Issuance
Monetary authorityAntarctica Overseas Exchange Office (not official)
 Websitebankofantarctica.com
PrinterBritish American Banknote Company to 2001, others afterwards

Antarctican dollars are collectors' items produced by the "Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office" in the appearance of a national money for the continent of Antarctica. The bills are not legal tender in Antarctica nor any other continent or nation, and are marketed as part of a range of "fantasy collector items in the appearance of fictional national money".[1] They are mostly sold for the equivalent of their face value in United States dollars.

The Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office states it uses a portion of all proceeds from the sale of Antarctican dollars to fund organizations seeking to undertake research and humanitarian projects in the Antarctic region.[2][3] The unofficial currency code "AQD" is based on "AQ", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Antarctica.

Banknote series[edit | edit source]

1996 series[edit | edit source]

1996 Series
Value Dimensions Obverse Reverse Printed Date Issued Date Expiry Date
A1 177.8 x 88.9 mm (7 x 3.5 in.) Penguins on Petermann Island Diving Adelie penguins on Paulet Island March 1, 1996 March 2, 1996 December 31, 2001
A5 Crabeater seal on floe Albatross, killer whales
A10 Robert Falcon Scott Map of Antarctica
A20 Roald Amundsen, flag of Norway in the background Amundsen reached South Pole on December 14, 1911
A50 McMurdo Station Antarctic Treaty System
A100 Ozone hole detection Ozone measured in Dobson unit, weather satellite

1999/2001 series[edit | edit source]

1999/2001 Series
Image Value Dimensions Obverse Reverse Printed Date Issued Date Expiry Date Note
[1] [2] A1 160 x 80 mm Penguins on Petermann Island Diving Adelie penguins on Paulet Island April 22, 1999 (Earth Day) December 31, 2008 Like 1996 series A1
[3] [4] A2 Penguins on rocks Anniversary of tragic Air New Zealand crash with no survivors, flag of Antarctica as adopted by AOEO November 28, 1999
[5] [6] A5 Roald Amundsen, flag of Norway in the background Albatross January 1, 2001 January 2, 2001 2010 Obverse like 1996 series A20
A10 Robert Falcon Scott Map of Antarctica Like 1996 series A10
[7] [8] A20 Crabeater seal on floe Great auk Obverse like 1996 series A5
[9] [10] A50 McMurdo Station Antarctic Treaty System Like 1996 series A50
[11] [12] A100 Ozone hole detection Ozone measured in Dobson unit, weather satellite Like 1996 series A100
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world banknotes.

2007 series[edit | edit source]

Two types of the 1 dollar; The general issue of March 1, 2007 and the commemorative issue of November 23, 2007 noting the sinking of the Antarctic vessel MV Explorer.

Two dollars; July 30, 2007

Three dollars; General issue of March 1, 2007 and the commemorative issue of December 14, 2007 noting the International Polar Year 2007-2008.

2008 series[edit | edit source]

1, 2, 3, 5, and 20 dollar notes have been issued in polymer.

50 and 100 dollars were designed for the 2010 release.

2009 series[edit | edit source]

10 dollars first issued March 29, 2009 and expires in 2016.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Official website
  2. Symes, Peter (2002). "Private Issues – The Antarctica Issues and the NORFED Issues". Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  3. Gyllenbok, Jan (25 April 2018). Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures, Volume 2. Birkhäuser. p. 706. ISBN 978-3-319-66691-4.

External links[edit | edit source]


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