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Next Generation Banknotes (NGB): Security - Reversing 5 Feature

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As you may have read in my post earlier this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will be updating the Australian Banknotes consecutively over the next 5 years, starting with the $5 banknote which was released today, 1 September 2016. The new notes will have upgraded security features to ensure Australia's banknotes remain secure into the future.


One of the innovative new security features is the reversing 5.

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About the feature

When the banknote is tilted, the number 5 inside the building alternately appears forwards, disappears, then appears backwards. Check out a cool GIF of the feature here and read more ‘did you knows’.


Did you know?

  • The Federation Pavilion was opened in Centennial Park in Sydney on 1 January 1901 and was the site of the official ceremony that marked the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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