Here is a very nice example of the 1992 Five Dollars polymer banknote which has been kept in beautiful condition.
As far as collectible banknotes go this one is right on target being the first year of release and having been kept so well.
A great addition to match up with some of the other lovely notes on offer here at Noteworthy Collectibles.
A remarkable bank note in every way with abundant security features. This note had some extremely special features built into it as security against forgery. It was a world first and makes these notes highly desirable as collectors items. Collectors value numerous variations of this note.The $5 note incorporates the following security features:
Within the clear window is a stylised gum flower printed and it can be seen from either side of the note.If the note is held up to the light a seven pointed star within a circle is formed by four points on one side of the note combining perfectly with three points on the other.
If the note is held up to the light you can see an image of the Australian Coat of Arms under other printing.
The words FIVE DOLLARS has been micro printed and can be seen with the aid of a magnifying glass.
Slightly raised printing (intaglio) can be felt with the finger and is also used for the portraits and other major design elements.
Highly intricate multi-coloured fine-line patterns and images appear on each side.Under ultra-violet light the serial number will fluoresce and also a square patch becomes visible on the back of the note.
Obverse:Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen regnant of sixteen independent sovereign states known informally as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. She holds each crown separately and equally in a shared monarchy, as well as acting as Head of the Commonwealth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and Head of State of the Crown Dependencies, British overseas territories, the Realm of New Zealand and the external territories of Australia. As a constitutional monarch, she is politically neutral and by convention her role is largely ceremonial.
Reverse:Old and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra. Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia. It is located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It was opened on 9 May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. Its construction cost was over $1.1 billion. At the time of its construction it was the most expensive building in the Southern Hemisphere. Prior to 1988, the Parliament of Australia met in the Provisional Parliament House, which is now known as “Old Parliament House”.
Watermark: With the introduction of the new polymer bank notes we saw the end of the customary watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner.
In Australian sport 1992 was quite a year!
22 February – 25 March – The 1992 Cricket World Cup is held in Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan defeats England in the final at the MCG by 22 runs.
5 March – First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1991–1992 season, which are held at the Olympic Sports Field in Adelaide, South Australia.
25 March – Great Southern Stand opened at the MCG by Donald Cordner, then-President of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
6 April – Peter Sterling announces his retirement from rugby league due to injury
3 May – Adelaide City win the NSL Grand Final on Penalties after a scoreless draw with Melbourne Croatia at Olympic Park Geelong kick the highest VFL/AFL score against the Brisbane Bears of 37.17.239
7 May – Exactly 100 years to the day of their first senior-level match, Collingwood meets Carlton in a rematch of that game at the MCG. Carlton wins by 33 points.
18 May – Auckland (now New Zealand) Warriors admitted to 1995 ARL premiership. North Queensland, South Queensland & Perth all admitted later, forming 20-team comp.
12 July – Gerard Barrett wins the men’s national marathon title, clocking 2:16:46 in Brisbane, while Jennifer Dowie claims the women’s title in 2:40:40.
26 September – West Coast Eagles (16.17.113) defeat Geelong (12.13.85) in the first non-Melbourne-only Grand Final, to win the 96th AFL premiership. It is the first time that the VFL/AFL premiership has left Victoria.
27 September – Brisbane Broncos (28) defeat St. George Dragons (8) to win the 84th NSWRL premiership. It is the first time that the NSWRL premiershp has gone to Queensland.
Brownlow Medal awarded to Scott Wynd (Footscray)
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.