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Australia 2016 $5 Dollars New Polymer Banknote UNC

 
The new $5 banknote has a range of security features that have not previously been used on an Australian banknote and that will help to keep our banknotes secure against counterfeiting into the future. New features include a world-first clear top-to-bottom window and a number of dynamic features that change as the banknote is tilted. The $5 banknote is the first in a new series and other denominations will be upgraded over coming years. The new series also includes a ‘tactile’ feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different banknote denominations. The tactile feature on the $5 banknote is one raised bump on each of the long edges of the banknote next to the top-to-bottom window.

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What’s on the new $5 banknote

The banknote has a range of innovative new security features designed to keep the banknote secure from counterfeiting.

Each denomination in the new series of banknotes will feature a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the security features. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.

The new $5 banknote retains the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which is drawn from the same source photograph represented on the first polymer $5 banknote. The banknote also depicts New Parliament House and the Forecourt Mosaic, which is based on a Central Desert dot-style painting by Michael Nelson Jagamara titled ‘Possum and Wallaby Dreaming’ and a schematic plan of the New Parliament House. This was based on the Design Development Landscape Plan, which was provided by the Parliament House Construction Authority.

Date of the first issue

The new $5 polymer banknote was issued on 1 September 2016.

Did you know?

This is the first denomination in the new banknote series, and the fourth polymer $5 banknote issued since 1992.

The building depicted in the top-to-bottom window is Federation Pavilion, which was the site of the official ceremony that marked the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Color

Blue

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