The brand new 2016 Next Generation series of banknotes affords the collector the chance to enter a new realm in collecting.
The values are consistently rising every year especially on the first and last prefix notes.
Be quick to secure your selection for the future.
The new Next Generation $5 banknotes have a range of security features that have not previously been used on an Australian banknote and that will help to keep our banknotes secure against counterfeiting into the future.
New features include a world-first clear top-to-bottom window and a number of dynamic features that change as the banknote is tilted. The new banknotes are the culmination of many years of research and trial and extensive consultation with subject-matter experts and the cash-handling industry, as well as qualitative research involving focus groups.
The $5 banknote is the first in a new series and other denominations will be upgraded over coming years. Each banknote in the series will incorporate the same security features. Additionally, they will each feature a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of distinctive elements.
The new $5 banknote features the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spine bill. The new series also includes a ‘tactile’ feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different banknote denominations. The tactile feature on the $5 banknote is one raised bump on each of the long edges of the banknote next to the top-to-bottom window. Key design aspects of the existing series of banknotes, such as the colour, size and people portrayed on each denomination, have been maintained. This will help the public recognise the new banknotes as they come into circulation. The existing $5 banknote will be progressively withdrawn from circulation but can continue to be used as usual. All previously issued banknotes remain legal tender. It will take some time for the new banknotes to be widely circulated.
Taken from RBA web site: Statement by The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia: Glenn Stevens