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1985 $5 Note Bundle OCR-B Serials Side Thread Johnston/Fraser R209A Uncirculated

1985 $5 Note Bundle OCR-B Serials Side Thread Johnston/Fraser R209A Uncirculated

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A pristine bundle, with the original wrapper still around it.

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$5 Note Bundle 1985 OCR-B Serials Side Thread Johnston/Fraser UNC

An unintended consequence of the introduction of polymer technology was the impact it had on the production of Australia's other notes - particularly the paper $5, $20 and $50.

Production capacity at NPA was running so high that staff were forced to recall a serial-numbering machine that hadn't been in use for some time.

The machine in question worked just fine, it was just that the font it used was difficult for note scanning & counting equipment to count. (Which is why it was mothballed in the first place!)

The Johnston Fraser $5 note with OCR-B serials was thus printed for only a relatively short period leading into 1988.

Five dollar bundles are much, much harder to get than bundles of $1 notes or even $2’s.

Of the few $5 bundles that do turn up, most have the Fraser Cole signature combination - there aren't too many from earlier periods.

This bundle of notes was printed between 1985 and 1988 - at least 4 years before the paper $5 note was phased out.

Great to put away and priced to sell.