New $10 note in cir­cu­la­tion

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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