The Australian ten-dollar bill is set to change soon. The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced that the new ten-dollar bill will be released on the 20th of September 2017.
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It is said that the bill will have similar features to last year’s new five-dollar bill. Some of the new features include a top-to-bottom window and a tactile feature for the vision impaired. The ten-dollar bill will also feature faces of writers, Dame Gilmore and Banjo Paterson, some of Australia’s greatest icons.
Ten-Dollar Bill – Some of the New Features
There will be a bramble wattle branch with a cockatoo, which changes when the bill is tilted will be printed with fluorescent ink that is visible under UV light. The tactile features are bumps on either long side of the note, a reversing number 10 and a pen nib to serve as Dame Gilmore and Banjo Paterson’s works.
“The new notes contain the same world-leading security features as the new $5 note, including a clear top-to-bottom window, and a tactile feature so that it can be recognised by vision-impaired members of the community,” said the Reserve Bank of Australia’s governor, Phillip Lowe.
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What Happens to the Old $10 Bill?
Once the new Australian ten-dollar bill is released in September, both the old and new bill will be accepted. The Reserve Bank is communicating with businesses and cash handlers to get them ready for the release of the new ten-dollar bill.
The new ten-dollar bill has a bevy of proudly Australian references and strong security amendments. Phillip Lowe had this to say in a statement about the icons on the bill, “Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in micro print”. We hope that the new ten-dollar bill will not receive the slack the five-dollar bill received in its inception last year.