Australia 2016 $5 Uncirculated Matching Serial Numbers"160802103" 14 Notes Banknotes

$174.00

14 matching serial numbers of uncirculated banknotes from the next generation of polymer banknotes in Australia. These banknotes have groundbreaking state of the art security features and lead the world in anti-counterfeiting security technology.

Australian banknotes are printed on polymer, a type of plastic, and they have a distinctive feel. Polymer banknotes were developed to make our currency more difficult to counterfeit. The polymer makes it possible to include a range of security features on our banknotes.

The security features that can be used to check a banknote are:

    • Polymer Substrate

      Australian banknotes are printed on polymer, a type of plastic, and they have a distinctive feel. A genuine banknote should return back to shape after it is scrunched up.

    • Top-to-bottom window

      Image of Top-to-bottom window on the new $5 banknote

      There are multiple security features in the clear top-to-bottom window. The window should be an integral part of the banknote and not an addition. Check that the security features in the window cannot be easily rubbed off.

    • 3D image

      3D Image on the new $5 banknote

      Tilt the banknote to see a three-dimensional image with a colourful border. The image will appear raised or recessed.

    • Flying bird

      Image of flying bird on the new $5 banknote

      Tilt the banknote to see a bird move its wings and change colour in the top-to-bottom window.

    • Colourful bird

      Image of Colourful bird on the new $5 banknote

      Tilt the banknote to see colours change within a bird.

    • Reversing number

      Image of reversing number on the new $5 banknote

      Tilt the banknote to see a number change direction within the building. The number alternately appears forwards, disappears, then appears backwards.

    • Rolling colour effect

      Image of Rolling colour effect on the new $5 banknote

      Tilt the banknote to see a rolling colour effect. On one side of the banknote it is a prominent patch near the top corner; on the other side it is within a bird shape.

    • Image in small window

      Image in small window on the new $5 banknote

      Look for an image in a small clear window. The image is embossed and has a light and dark effect. The window should be an integral part of the banknote and not an addition.

    • Intaglio print

      Image of Intaglio print on the new $5 banknote

      Feel the distinctive texture of the dark printing. The slightly raised print can be felt by running a finger across the portraits and numerals.

    • Background print (offset)

      Image of background print on the new $5 banknote

      Multi-coloured and multi-directional fine-line patterns appear on each side of the banknote. This background printing should be very sharp. Check for irregularities such as less clearly defined patterns, thicker or thinner lines, or colour differences.

    • Microprint

      Image of Microprint on the new $5 banknote

      There is microprint, or tiny, clearly defined text, in multiple locations on the banknote.

      Fluorescent Ink

      Highlight of fluorescent ink on the new $5 banknote.

      A bird, the serial number and year of print fluoresce under UV light.

      To validate the UV fluorescent features on Australia's banknotes, it is recommended that a UV black light with a wavelength that is centred around 365nm be used, and that it is done so in low ambient lighting conditions. Many UV black lights that use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) emit wavelengths between 395–400nm, which are not suitable for viewing the UV features


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