Polymer banknotes publications

By September 22nd, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Polymer banknotes.


Solomon DH, Ross JB, Girolamo M, Brett RA, 1985, ‘Banknotes and the like’, U.S. Patent Number 4,536,016 – Publication Number WO/1983/000659.

Solomon DH, Hawthorne DG, 1983, ‘Fine line photographic transfers’, Publication Number WO/19983/000750.

Hamann SD, Solomon DH, Brown MFW, 1973, ‘Improvements in or relating to security tokens’, PB 5012/73.

Key publications

Prime EL, Solomon DH, 2010, ‘Australiens Plastikbanknoten: eine wirksame Waffe gegen Geldfälschungen’, Angewandte Chemie, 122: 3814-3824.

Prime EL, Solomon DH, 2010, ‘Australia’s Plastic Banknotes: Fighting Counterfeit Currency’, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49: 3726-3736.

Solomon DH, 1991, ‘The bicentennial $10 banknote – success or failure?’, Search, 22: 241-244.

Solomon DH, 1989, ‘Australia’s bicentennial $10 note’, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 14: 399-402.