Reserve Bank of Australia reveals new $10 note

The Reserve Bank has revealed the design of the new $10 banknote to be circulated from September.

The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson.

“Their work is recognised 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.

New security features have been incorporated in the new $10 banknote to help keep them secure from counterfeiting.

These security features are similar to those in the $5 banknote issued in 2016, such as the top-to-bottom clear window and the patch with a rolling colour effect.

Each banknote in the new series will feature a different species of native Australian wattle and bird.

The $10 note features the Bramble Wattle and the sulphur-crested cockatoo.

Although the new $10 notes 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.

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

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