Five Kina Polymer note

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Five Kina Front

 

The K5.00 polymer banknote
The K5.00 polymer banknote

The main design elements on the front are the Parliament House and the National Crest of PapuaNew Guinea, which is a stylised Bird of Paradise sitting on a Kundu (drum) and a Spear

The K5.00 polymer banknote incorporates advanced security features to help protect the currency from counterfeiting. The polymer note still retains many of the original design elements of the previous K5.00 BankNotes.

Five Kina Back

Five Kina

The main design elements on the back are traditional currencies of Papua New Guinea, featuringa Hombuli Mask from Sepik, a Kina Shell Necklace used widely in most parts of the country anda Shell Necklace from New Ireland Province, which is also the complex window design

 1. COMPLEX CLEAR WINDOW     

Complex Clear Window incorporating a vignette of the Bank of Papua New Guinea Logo

 2. SHADOW IMAGE

Shadow image of the Bank of Papua New Guinea logo, which is visible when raised to the light

3. G-SWITCH FEATURE

G-Switch is a dynamic optical feature that changes colour when the BankNote is titled under a light source

 4. EMBOSS

The Numeral ‘5’ is embossed in the secondary clear window

5. OFFSET

Complex background security patterns in multiple rainbow print

6. INTAGLIO

Multi-colour raised keyline printing of main design elements on the front and back of the BankNote

 7. IRIDESCENT FEATURE

Bird of Paradise in full flight on the Back provides a colour change when the BankNote is tilted

8. SERIAL NUMBER

Black serial number fluoresces yellow/green under ultra violet light

 9. SIGNATURES

Black signatures of the Governor and the Secretary, Department of Treasury fluoresce yellow/greenunder

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