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2016 Australia Five Dollars Next Generation Banknote AJ16

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Next Generation Five Dollars banknotes released by Reserve Bank of Australia on 1st September 2016.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II with Gum Branch
Reverse: Old and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra
Signatories: Glen Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury
Width: 130.00mm
Height: 65.00mm
Composition: Polymer
Watermark: The introduction of polymer banknotes saw the end of the customary Watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner. The clear window [Optical Security Device] contains a stylised gum [eucalyptus] flower.

New security features of the Next generation banknote are:.
A holographic image of an Eastern Spinebill. The eastern spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) which is a species of honeyeater found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas, as well as some areas of Sydney and Melbourne. It is around 15 cm in length and has a distinctive black, white and chestnut plumage, a red eye, and a long downcurved bill.

There are also yellow Wattle flowers, a native plant to Australia.

A three-dimensional Federation Star.

A portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II who came to the throne in 1952 and appears with a eucalyptus gum branch.

Image of the new Parliament House and the Forecourt Mosaic, which opened in Canberra in 1988.

Special note: Since the beginning of Australian banknote production it has always been that the First and Last Prefix have always retained a higher value, and rise in value more so than the middle prefixes. These middle prefixes are generally refered to as General Prefixes.

The raw banknote sheet is printed with 6 notes horizontally and 9 notes vertically.

Each note on the sheet has a different prefix of 2 letters and the entire sheet is stamped with the exact same serial number at the time of production.

The entire prefix list is:
1st: AA16

EA-EB-EC-ED-EE-EF-EG-EH-EI- Total (54)

Last: EJ16


Security Features of the New $5 Banknote
Polymer substrate:  Australian banknotes are printed on polymer (a type of plastic) and have a distinctive feel. A genuine banknote should return back to shape after it is scrunched up.
Top-to-bottom window: There are multiple security features in the clear top-to-bottom window. The window should be an integral part of the banknote and not an addition.
3D Federation Star: Tilt the banknote to see a three-dimensional Federation Star with a colourful border. The image will appear raised or recessed.
Flying Eastern Spinebill: Tilt the banknote to see the Eastern Spinebill move its wings and change colour.
Colourful Eastern Spinebill: Tilt the banknote to see colours change within the Eastern Spinebill.
Reversing 5: Tilt the banknote to see the number ‘5’ change direction within the Federation Pavilion. The number alternately appears forwards, disappears, then appears backwards.
Rolling colour effect: Tilt the banknote to see a rolling colour effect. On one side of the banknote it is a prominent patch near the top corner; on the other it is in a bird shape.
Federation Star: Look for a Federation Star in a small clear window. The Federation Star is embossed and has a light and dark effect. The window should be an integral part of the banknote and not an addition.
Microprint: Look for tiny, clearly defined text in multiple locations on the banknote. This includes selected lines from the Australian Constitution in the branch in the top-to-bottom window, and in front of and in the wall of Parliament House. ‘FIVE DOLLARS’ is also microprinted in the coloured background.
Intaglio print: Feel the distinctive texture of the dark printing. The slightly raised print can be felt by running a finger across the portrait and numerals.
Background print: Multi-coloured and multi-directional fine-line patterns appear on each side of the banknote. This background printing should be very sharp. Check for irregularities such as less clearly defined patterns, thicker or thinner lines, or colour differences.
Fluorescent ink: Look for an Eastern Spinebill, serial number and year of print that fluoresce under UV light.

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