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New Australian $10 Note Revealed

From September, a new $10 note will go into circulation.

And while it appears that some features will remain, they’ve jacked up their security.

Australian writers Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s “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 microprint,” Governor Philip Lowe said in a statement.

The security features are similar to those of the $5 banknote issued in 2016, such as the top-to-bottom clear window and the patch with a rolling colour effect.

It was, however, the new $5 note’s features which caused disruption to some self-serve supermarket checkouts last year as they had struggled to recognise it.

At least it’s retained its blue hue – albeit subtlety.

But while I’ve only ever called a $50 note a pineapple, the $20 note a lobster and the $5 note a prawn, I’ve never really called the $10 anything other than ‘the blue one’… because creativity.

Wikipedia lists some of the following nicknames…

- Budgie

- Blue Swimmer

- Blue Tongue

- Blue Heeler

- Banjo

- Ten Dollarydoos

- Guy McKenna

Are we missing any others? Let us know! 


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