Reversing 5

The $5 banknote.

Tilt the banknote to see the number ‘5’ change direction within the Federation Pavilion.

Animated image of the reversing 5 within the Federation Pavilion.

About the feature

When the banknote is tilted, the number 5 inside the building alternately appears forwards, disappears, then appears backwards.

Did you know?

  • The Federation Pavilion was opened in Centennial Park in Sydney on 1 January 1901 and was the site of the official ceremony that marked the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • The original pavilion was made from plaster of Paris and was removed in 1903. The new Federation Pavilion was opened in 1988.
  • The new Federation Pavilion houses an obelisk known as the Federation Stone, created to symbolise the coming together of the states and territories.

For more information

15 February 2018
Next Generation of Banknotes: $50 Design Reveal

19 September 2017
Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Enters General Circulation

15 September 2016
Bulletin article – New Banknotes: From Concept to Circulation
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