The Reserve Bank of Australia has introduced the design of the new $10 note. The new note will have several special features, including two famous Aussie writers. Aussies will get to see the faces of Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson on the new note.
Moreover, the graphics of the new $10 note is similar to that of the new $5 note. RBA released the new $5 note in September 2016, which gathered mixed reception from Australians. The $10 note features the same top-to-bottom clear window as the $5 note. The rolling color effect is also there in the new note. It also has a “tactile” feature that will help visually disabled people to differentiate between Australian denominations.
The two writers Gilmore and Paterson are the symbols of Australian heritage. Hence the new note seems to cherish their achievements. “Their work is recognized 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,” RBA Governor Philip Lowe said in a statement.
The new $10 note has several specialties that symbolize Australia in some way. The features include a horseman, billabong, and a homestead that signifies Paterson’s The Man From Snowy River. It is to be noted that each banknote introduced in Australia in the new series will have different species belonging to Aussie wattle.
Distinctive Features of New $10 Note
As already discussed above, the faces of Gilmore and Paterson will be there on each side of the note. In addition, there will be images of a pen nib featured in two of the clear windows. It will be accompanied by the excerpts from the poems of both the writers. The texts will be available in microprint.
As far as the tactile feature if the new $10 note is concerned, it will have two raised dots to make sure those without vision could identify the denominations. The $5 note introduced in 2016 only has one dot for the visually-impaired community. There will be a species of native Aussie wattle, Acacia victoriae along with a native bird species, Cacatua galerita.
One of the best and unique features of the new $10 note is its advanced security measures. The complex holograms and areas only visible in UV light constitute the security feature of the note. This will ensure stopping counterfeiting. According to the ABC, the new $10 note will be issued in September but it might take a considerable time in circulating the same.