Reserve Bank reveals new design for Australia’s $10 note

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In February 20, 2017
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Source:  Reserve Bank of Australia  Media Release 17 February 2017

The design of Australia’s new $10 banknote has been revealed.

“The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson,” says Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, Philip Lowe

“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 microprint.”

Each banknote in the new series will feature a different species of native Australian wattle and bird. The $10 banknote features the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).

Innovative new security features have been incorporated in the $10 banknote to help keep them secure from counterfeiting.

The new $10 banknotes goes into circulation from September 2017.

The existing series of banknotes can continue to be used as all previously issued banknotes remain legal tender.

Image: Reserve Bank of Australia