r217a – Mc303a # 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
Wide Orientation Bands

r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Note
r217 1995 Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Note
Obverse Queen Elizabeth II with Gum Branch
Reverse Old and New Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra
Signatories B. W. Fraser, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
E.A. Evans, Secretary to the Treasury
Size 130.00mm [width], 65.00mm [height]
Composition Polymer
Watermark Polymer banknotes saw the end of the watermark, which 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
Numbers
Two 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.

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

Valuation : r217a – Mc303a # Fraser/Evans [Wide Orientation Bands] Five Dollar Banknotes

 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 6 78 910
2003 6 810 1520
2008 7 1015 2540
Auction Prices
2013     25
2014     [10] 19
First serial prefix AA95 # r217aF – Mc303a/1
First prefix AA95 r217aF Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 7 1025 4060
Auction Prices
2012    43
Last serial prefix KC95 # r217aL – Mc303a/2
Last prefix KC95 r217aL Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 175 350750 11001750
Auction Prices
2014     2450
1995 Fraser/Evans Narrow Orientation Bands Five Dollar Banknotes
General prefix r217ai – Mc303b
r217ai Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
1998 7 1015 2025
2003 7 1020 3035
2008 7 1025 4060
Auction Prices
2013     25
2014     45
First serial prefix HC95 # r217aiF – Mc303b/1
First prefix HC95 r217aiF Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 175 350750 10001500
Auction Prices
2012143    
2012    865
Last serial prefix KC95 # r217aiL – Mc303b/2
Last prefix KC95 r217aiL Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 175 350750 11001750
Auction Prices
2014 204    
1996 Fraser/Evans General Issue Five Dollar Banknotes
General prefix r217b – Mc303c
r217b Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 6 1015 2540
Auction Prices
2014     [10] 27
First serial prefix BA96 # r217bF – Mc303c/1
First prefix BA96 r217bF Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2008 10 1525 3555
Auction Prices
2014    [56] 89
Last serial prefix EA96 # r217bL – Mc303c/2
Last prefix EA96 r217bL Fraser/Evans Five Dollar Banknotes
 FineVFEFaUNCCFU
2003 7 810 2030
2008 10 1530 4060
Auction Prices
2014     750

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