Well, it turns out there are guidelines for the use of Australian currency images and not following them puts you in breach of legislation.
The Reserve Bank of Australia consents to the use of reproductions and images or partial images of past and present Australian banknotes which meet certain conditions in relation to size and appearance. More information can be found on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s website.
You need to get permission directly from the mint to use Australian coin designs.
Getting the images:
If you are wanting some clear images of Australian coins and notes in both .jpeg and .bmp formats we have them on our activity exchange for you to download.
Now you have access to great images of Australian currency – and the guidelines for using them!
(Thanks to Megan Nestor from Pinarc Disability Support for investigating this and passing it on)