About the Money Tracker
Table of Contents
- What is the Money Tracker?
- When did the Money Tracker begin?
- How did the idea originate?
- Evolution of the site
- Small beginnings
- What to look forward to
- Learning more
- Information about Australian banknotes
- Related sites
- Educational use
- Linking to us
What is the Money Tracker?
The Money Tracker is a site that allows you to visually track Australian banknotes as they change hands, travelling all across the country. All you need to do is visit the site, enter your current location and enter your banknote’s denomination and serial number.
When did the Money Tracker begin?
The site became available to the public for the first time on Monday 13 March 2006.
How and why did the idea originate?
The idea originated whilst looking at an exhibit at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California, USA. This exhibit tracked American banknotes as they travelled across the country. As no similar project seemed to exist in Australia, it seemed like a good idea to create one!
Australian banknotes are made of polymer, and have a vastly longer lifespan than paper-based notes such as American ones. For this reason, there’s the potential for a lot more interesting and useful data on Australian banknotes.
As the site has only recently launched, there isn’t much data to play with. At the moment, only a few small sets of statistics are available for reading.
What to look forward to
When more data is gathered on Australian banknotes, more statistics can be presented. As the data grows, look out for new entries in the Statistics page.
Information about Australian banknotes
- Reserve Bank of Australia article on banknotes in circulation
- Wikipedia article on the Australian dollar
- Where’s George (USA)
- Where’s Willy (Canada)
- Canadian Money Tracker (Canada)
- EuroBillTracker (Europe)
- EuroTracer (Europe)
- Where's My Bucks (South Africa)
- Other sites listed on the Open Directory
Schools are welcome to use this site for teaching purposes.
Copy and paste the following HTML code to place a Money Tracker banner link on your web page:
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