Here's Australia's new $10 note

Here's Australia's new $10 note

SMEs will soon be seeing a new style of banknote coming through their tills after the Reserve Bank of Australia unveiled the new $10 note design today.

In a move to improve security the new note will have a clear window strip, similar to the one seen on the new $5 note, as well as tactile details to assist the vision-impaired community with distinguishing between denominations.

Writer AB "Banjo" Paterson and poet and journalist Dame Mary Gilmore still have pride of place on the front and back, but Dame Mary's image has been substantially updated using a photograph of her when she was in her early 20s.

The new note was revealed by the Reserve Bank on Friday.

Full details of the design and security features on the new $10 banknote are available on the RBA's website.

Following in the footsteps of the new $5 note, issued in September, the new note will have a top-to-bottom clear window and a rolling patch of colour to secure it from counterfeiting.

There's believed to be about 120 million $10 notes already in circulation.

The notes also feature the sulphur-crested cockatoo and different species of Australian wattle.

"Although the new $10 banknotes will be issued in September, it may take some time for them to be widely circulated".

'The existing series of banknotes can continue to be used as all previously issued banknotes remain legal tender, ' the statement said.

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