Reserve Bank of Australia issues next generation $10 note on Guardian™ polymer substrate
20 September 2017
Sydney, Australia - The new Australian $10 banknote on Guardian™ enters circulation today, 20 September. As with the release of the new $5 banknote last year, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced issuance is being supported by an information campaign to ensure that the Australian public is able to identify the new banknote and its security features.
The design of the new $10 banknote retains images of two of Australia's most prominent writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB 'Banjo' Paterson, and includes elements of their works.
Features introduced with the new $5 banknote are also included on the new $10 banknote to protect against counterfeiting and to maintain public confidence in the banknotes. This includes the top-to-bottom window that contains multiple interactive elements, a patch with a rolling colour effect, fluorescent ink and raised printing.
The Governor, Philip Lowe, said "The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australian banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting. I am pleased that from tomorrow [20 September] people will start to see the new $10 entering their wallets and pockets, and that it continues the tradition of celebrating two of Australia's most prominent writers."
While the existing series of banknotes will be progressively withdrawn from circulation, they will retain their legal tender status and can continue to be used. The new $50 banknote on Guardian™ polymer substrate is expected to enter circulation in late 2018. The remaining denominations in the series will be introduced in subsequent years.
Further information on the new banknote, including videos explaining the new features, can be found at banknotes.rba.gov.au.
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