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Next Generation Banknotes (NGB): Security – Flying Eastern Spinebill

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Last week we started sharing info about the new banknotes being released in Australia from 1 September 2016. This post focuses on one of several new security features of the $5 note.


Each denomination in the next generation series of banknotes will feature a different Australian bird. The star of the new $5 note is the Flying Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), which is a species of honeyeater found in the forests and ranges of eastern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.



About the feature

When the banknote is tilted diagonally, the different poses of the bird in the large top-to-bottom window are progressively highlighted, making it look as if the bird is flying. Want to see the flying bird effect? Check it out here!


If you come across a note that doesn’t look quite right, you should follow these steps to report it.

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