This folder contains two $5 notes and has been issued by Note Printing Australia to commemorate the change in note signatory.
The $5 note with Fraser / Evans signatures is numbered with the alpha prefix “FE”.
The $5 note with Macfarlane / Evans signatures is numbered with the alpha prefix “ME”.
The alpha prefixes are followed by the two digits 96 representing the year of production and a further 6 numerals, which are matching on the notes.
Ian Macfarlane was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia for a term of 7 years, commencing 18 September 1996. He suceeded Bernie Fraser, who was Governor from 18 September 1989 to 17 September 1996.
A delightful folder with 2 highly desirable collectible notes inside of which only 1000 folders were released.
The extremely low serial numbers mark these as the 47th example to be printed which is also a special consideration for collectors.