The new Australian polymer $5 banknote has been awarded the Regional Banknote of The Year at the High Security Printing Asia conference.
The award was presented at the conference in Singapore on 6 December 2016, hosted by Reconnaissance.
According to Reconnaissance,
“The awards recognise outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series, the key judging criteria being that successful banknotes should combine visual artistry and high levels of technical and security sophistication, with considerable emphasis placed on reflecting the cultural heritage of the issuing country in the note, and the relevance of the overall design and symbolism to the issuing country.”
The new Australian $5
The new polymer $5 is the first of the “Next Generation” Australian notes to be redesigned in the country for over twenty years, with other denominations to be released in future.
The banknote is printed on Guardian® polymer substrate from Innovia Security. It is the first circulating banknote to be issued featuring a clear edge-to-edge window, which also contains a partially demetallised top-to-bottom holographic window feature called KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO®by KURZ.
Read more about the Australian $5: Australia Next Generation $5 banknote issued today
To read the press release from Reconnaissance click here.
To read the press release from Kurz click here.