New high tech $10 note about to enter circulation

It’s not too far off being in your pockets; the new $10 note will come into circulation on September 20 and while it looks similar to the current edition, it’s very different.

The new ‘tenner’ continues to feature two of Australia’s most prominent writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson.

RBA Governor, Philip Lowe, said the new note has been made more accessible for people with poor vision.


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“The new notes contain the same world-leading security features as the new $5 note,” Mr Lowe said in a statement to The House of Representatives.

“(It includes) a clear top-to-bottom window, and a tactile feature so that can be recognised by vision-impaired members of the community,” he explained.

New $10 Notes Reserve Bank of Australia

PHOTO: New $10 Banknote / Reserve Bank of Australia Flickr.

According to the Reserve Bank, the flashy note will have the following features.

  • A rolling colour effect when you tilt it.
  • An image of the nib of a pen to represent Gilmore and Paterson’s works as writers.
  • A flying cockatoo that will move its wings and change colour.
  • A reversing number 10, which changes within the homestead on the note.
  • Two raised bumps on each of the long edges, which work as a tactile feature.
  • Tiny parts of text in multiple locations that includes excerpts from The Man from Snowy River.
  • A cockatoo and wattle branch printed with fluorescent ink and visible under UV light.
New $10 Note Reserve Bank of Australia

PHOTO: New $10 Banknote / Reserve Bank of Australia Flickr.

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