On 1st September 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia released the first new $5 banknote design in 23 years.
Here on offer is a lovely example of this note bearing the first prefix AA16. It has a small corner fold but apart from that it is perfect.
The new note has created a considerable stir in the numismatic community as they rushed to get examples of the new offering.
It is still unclear if the notes will be withdrawn from circulation, as it often fails to register in vending machines, pokie machines and other forms of automated ticketing.
The design with the clear window through the middle is another world first for Australian banknotes and the design, although disliked by some does have beautiful features.
The hologram of the Eastern Spinebill bird which flutters its wings is one such.
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 lovely example of this first prefix note.