As of today, Australia’s new $10 note has entered circulation with the RBA promising there will be no repeats of last year’s $5 note fiasco, where vending machines refused to recognise the new note.
The note, which retains the images of Dame Mary Gilmore and Banjo Paterson, has added security measures that will make Australian cash harder to counterfeit.
The colour and size will not change, and will – much like the $5 note – have features to help the vision-impaired.
In a statement to News Corp, RBA Governor Philip Lowe said the new note is an important step in cracking down on counterfeit cash.
“The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes at the cutting edge in terms of security against counterfeiting.”
“I am pleased that 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.”