A new five pound note has recently been issued in England and Wales. It is Britain’s first polymer bank note, replacing the historical paper notes.

Australia issued the world’s first polymer bank note in January 1988, a commemorative $10 bill. All note denominations were converted to the cleaner, more durable, more secure plastic notes by 1996.

Here are some macro shots of the latest $5 bill.


Here is the note, front and back.