on 06-09-2016 11:54 AM
Here’s the next instalment in a series of posts about the security features in the new $5 banknote, the first to be released as part of the Next Generation Banknote (NGB) rollout which started 1 September 2016.
About the feature
When the new $5 note is tilted, the colour of the ink changes and a rolling colour effect can be seen. This is visible from both sides and is because it is printed over a window in the shape of the head and breast of the Eastern Spinebill .
On one side of the banknote this feature is within a bird shape located in the top left hand corner, and on the other it is within a prominent patch of the top right hand corner.
Did you know?
- When the banknote is held up to the light, a shadow image of the rest of the bird’s body and legs can be seen.
For more details, ‘did you knows’ and a GIF showing the effect, please visit the RBA website.
Here are some instructions on what to do if you find a suspicious banknote.