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2015 Australian $5 Note

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In 2015 the Reserve Bank of Australia had $5 and $10 notes printed with the signatures of Reverse Bank Governor Glenn Stevens and Secretary to Treasury John Fraser ( In the lead-up to the release of the Next Generation Banknote $5 note in 2016, very few of the 2015-dated $5 saw any use.

According to the Reserve Bank, 9,715,400 2015 $5 notes were printed ( The Reserve Bank have advised that some were released into circulation and 84,000 were released in sets alongside the new Next Generation Banknote $5 note in 2016.

No doubt the Reserve Bank wanted to avoid releasing banknotes with an old design alongside the new design banknotes which is why few, if any, were released into circulation. Most of the 2015-dated $5 were probably destroyed.