Next Generation $5 Banknote in Folder
Next Generation $5 Banknote in Reserve Bank of Australia Presentation Folder
The commemorative Next Generation of $5 folder contains one uncirculated $5 banknote from the new polymer series released in September 2016, housed in a clear window. The folder depicts artwork used on the banknote.
The note design features a distinctive top-to-bottom window, reversing ‘5’ and rolling colour effect. Each denomination in the new series of banknotes features a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the security features. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle (Acacia verticillata subsp. ovoidea) and the Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris).
The new $5 banknote retains the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which is drawn from the same source photograph represented on the first polymer $5 banknote. The banknote also depicts New Parliament House and the Forecourt Mosaic, which is based on a Central Desert dot-style painting by Michael Nelson Jagamara titled ‘Possum and Wallaby Dreaming’ and a schematic plan of the New Parliament House. This was based on the Design Development Landscape Plan, which was provided by the Parliament House Construction Authority.
This generation of banknotes also has a tactile feature to assist the vision-impaired community identify the value of different denominations of banknotes.
Date of First Issue: 1 September 2016
Size of Banknote: 65mm by 130mm
Concept Designer: emerystudio
Please note that the word “SPECIMEN” will not be found on the actual note that you receive. This word appears on the bank note images, only, for security reasons.