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Introducing our new $10 note

20 September 2017

Following on from the successful launch of the new $5 banknote last year, our $10 note is the latest to undergo a makeover. From Wednesday, 20 September, cash users will begin to see the new-look tenner in circulation.

It has been updated to include the same security features as the new $5 note, including a clear top-to bottom window, and a tactile feature so that it can be recognised by the vision-impaired.

The $10 note is a celebration of Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson, and features new design elements including images of a pen nib, and excerpts of the writers’ poetry in microprint.

Each of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s new banknotes also includes a different series of native Australian wattle and bird, with the $10 note featuring the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).

While it may take some time for a new tenner to filter through circulation and into your wallet, you can be assured the current $10 note remains legal tender, and there is no timeframe to remove the existing note from circulation.

To find out more about our new $10 note, visit the Reserve Bank of Australia’s website.

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