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2016 Australia Five Dollars Next Generation Banknote CE16

$12.50 AUD

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A general prefix banknote from the new Next Generation $5 series. This beautiful example is bank fresh and a great purchase. A great pick at any time.

A super add-on if you’re looking to add this series to your collection.

Eventually, clean fresh examples of this series will get more difficult to find.

A great time to start collecting these very unusual Australian notes is now.






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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


Signatures on the 2016 series notes.

The signatures featured on the 2016 New Generation 5 dollar banknote are those of Mr. Glenn R Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and John G Fraser, Secretary to the Treasurer. As an Interesting aside the Governor Mr. Stevens held this position for just 18 days after the first issue of this note when his 10-year term as Governor came to an end. This rare signature pair will not be issued on any future new generation banknote issues.

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