PMG Registry News

Posted on 3/15/2016

New $5 banknote to be released by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, on February 11, the Australian Reserve Bank announced it is releasing a new series of banknotes, beginning with a new $5 note.

While these “next generation” notes will maintain many of the same attractive elements of existing polymer banknotes, such as the same color scheme, featured people, and size, they will also offer many new elements.

According to Governor Glenn Stevens, “The new banknotes will have a range of security features that have not previously been used on an Australian banknote. The new series will also include a ‘tactile’ feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different denominations of banknotes."

The Governor also said that "the inclusion of these new features and updated designs mean that the banknotes have a fresh, modern feel. At the same time, key features of the existing series of banknotes, such as the colour, size and people portrayed on each denomination, have been maintained. The public will recognise the new banknotes.”

Australia $5 note
Image credit: Coin World
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The new notes will be released beginning on September 1st, National Wattle Day. Each denomination in the new series will feature a different species of the Australian wattle, Australia’s National floral emblem. Australia has approximately 950 species of wattle, and which ones will be chosen for the new notes will most likely be disclosed mid-year.

Australia $5 note
Image credit: Coin World
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These upcoming notes will be an exciting addition to the Australia PMG Registry!

The PMG Registry is part of our continued commitment to expert, impartial grading, state-of-the-art encapsulation, collecting resources and the highest standards of integrity. Our PMG grading team has been working diligently on the influx of notes submitted from a variety of countries. We are excited and honored to receive so many submissions at our shows around the world and also here in the US.

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