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Next Generation Banknotes (NGB) security - Rolling Colour Effect

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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.

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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.




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