New $10 note in circulation
THE NEW $10 note came into circulation across the country last week.
The new notes contain the same security benefits as the new $5 note released last year, including the top to bottom clear window and the tactile feature so that it can be recognised by the vision-impaired.
The note features two of Australia’s biggest icons — prominent writers Dame Mary Gilmore and Banjo Paterson.
New features include:
■ A rolling colour effect when you tilt the banknote; ■ Multiple security features in the clear top-to-bottom window;
■ An image of the nib of a pen to represent Gilmore and Paterson’s works as writers;
■ A flying cockatoo that moves its wings and changes colour when the note is tilted;
■ A reversing number 10, which changes within the homestead on the note;
■ An interpretation of the Bramble Wattle;
■ Two raised bumps on each of the long edges, which work as a tactile feature;
■ A portrait of Banjo Paterson, based on a photo taken when he returned from the Boer War in 1900;
■ The designer’s interpretation of a horseman from the era of Paterson’s writing;
■ Tiny parts of text in multiple locations on the banknote that includes excerpts from The Man from Snowy River.