The Reserve Bank of Australia recently released the new $5 banknotes. The new design of the Australian $5 bills has very innovative yet eye-catching details.
It’s obvious that Australian people still use and care for banknotes; and that physical money is important there. So, impressive technologies are used to create the newest currency notes.
To raise the security of money and combat fraud, the new Australian banknotes have new features on them.
Moving images of a 3D federation star and colorful eastern spinebill, in rolling color effects, are added and a transparent section in the middle, called “top-to-bottom window” exists in the surface of the note. They even have an indentation in braille for the blind.
Additionally, you can see the number 5, rotates in side-to-side movement.
Australia was the first country to use polymer on its currency to fight fraud and switched to plastic-only in 1996, while other countries like Canada have followed since then.
Let’s watch the introductory video of the banknotes here:
The Governor, Glenn Stevens, said about the banknotes,
Innovative new security features have been incorporated to help keep Australia’s banknotes secure from counterfeiting into the future. As can be seen in the images, these include a distinctive top-to-bottom window. Each banknote in the new series will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the elements. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.
The new $5 banknotes have been revealed, and in use since yesterday.
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