r217a – Mc303a # 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes

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1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknote

Wide Orientation Bands
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotesr217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes

ObverseQueen Elizabeth II with Gum Branch
ReverseOld and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra
SignatoriesB. W. Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size130.00mm [width], 65.00mm [height]
CompositionPolymer
WatermarkThe introduction of polymer banknotes saw the end of the customary Watermark. It was replaced with a Variable Optical Security Device in the bottom corner. The clear window [Optical Security Device] contains a stylised gum [eucalyptus] flower.
Serial NumbersTwo letter & Two number Prefix
AA95 – KC95

Notes:
The Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a brighter coloured $5 note on April 24, 1995. This was done to make the new note easier to distinguish from the $10 polymer bank note. They also made the numeral 5 on the note a lot bolder.

In an effort to assist in the sorting of large stacks of notes, orientation bands were also printed at the top and bottom of the banknote. When new printing plates were made (after a number of the existing printing plates were damaged), a variety occured with about four lines in the orientation bands, now referred to as wide orientation bands. The former narrow variety is found in about 13,000,000 notes (in prefixes HC 95 to KC 95 only) out of a total of 95,000,000 $5 notes printed in 1995.

The original orientation bands that were used were approximately seven (diagonal) lines wide.
The later only used four.

r214 1992 Fraser/Cole Five Dollar Banknotes shading variance ranges

Notes : No circulation $5 dollar notes were issued in 1994, 1999, 2000 or 2004.

Auction Prices
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2014[10]19
2015[8]15
2016[10]11[20]22
2017[10]18[12]20[35]42
First serial prefix AA95 # r217aF – Mc303a/1
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
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2014
2015
2016[50]63
2017[47]9073
Last serial prefix KC95 # r217aL – Mc303a/2
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
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20142450
2015
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1995 Fraser/Evans Narrow Orientation Bands Five Dollar Banknotes
General prefix r217ai – Mc303b
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
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201445
2015
2016[45]75
2017 4540
First serial prefix HC95 # r217aiF – Mc303b/1
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014
2015
2016
2017
Last serial prefix KC95 # r217aiL – Mc303b/2
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Auction Prices
FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2014204
2015
2016
2017

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updated: 07/09/2017