2016 Australia Five Dollars Next Generation First and Last Prefix AA-EJ -1


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On 1st September 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia released the first new $5 banknote design in 23 years.

A very special offer here from Noteworthy Collectibles of the first prefix AA16 and last prefix EJ16 from the all new Australian Next Generation Five Dollars banknotes. Both are in pristine uncirculated condition.

A strong addition to any portfolio of key Australian banknotes. These new notes have become incredibly popular in a very short time.

It is still unclear if the notes will be withdrawn from circulation, as it often fails to register in vending machines, pokie machines and other forms of automated ticketing. If this was to happen the value of notes such as these would certainly rise even faster.

The design with the clear window through the middle is another world first for Australian banknotes and the design, This clear window has also proven problematic with some notes ripping along this weaker point in the note structure.

The hologram of the Eastern Spinebill bird which flutters its wings is still a great touch and brings home the Australian flavour of the currency.

The all-new tactile feature to assist sight-impaired people with identification, of the note denomination. This feature consists of a small raised bump on the upper side of the note surface.

A great opportunity to get a perfect example of these first and last prefix notes.

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The new $5 notes: collect them while they last

Besides the wattle blooms that look like pineapple pieces in vomit or alien amoebas running rampant, and the mash-up design, and the absence of famous Australian women, and the presence of the Queen, the community has embraced the new $5 note.

The Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the pinky-orangey currency this week ahead of its release on September 1.

Ironically the note depicts the Prickly Moses wattle – a derivation of prickly mimosa, with the Latin name Acacia Pulchella, meaning beautiful little wattle. It also shows the Eastern Spinebill – not in its usual white-tan colour but in a a vibrant blue-red-yellow mix.

“The designs are the culmination of a process of extensive consultation with subject-matter experts and the cash-handling industry, as well as qualitative research involving focus groups,” the RBA said.

But there is some good news.

The trend towards credit cards and the cashless society means the $5 note may not be around too long. The $1 note vanished in 1984; the $2 note in 1988; 1c and 2c coins in 1992; and the 5c coin’s life is drawing rapidly to a close.

When the ugly $5 notes begin to circulate, it might be wise to collect as many as possible. They are sure to become collectors’ items.

From: Sydney Morning Herald – By Alan Stokes

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