As the great poet Melanie C once wrote “Things will never be the same again. It’s just the beginning, it’s not the end. Things will never be the same again.“
As true today as it was when it was written.
Following in the footsteps of the brand new Five Dollar Note that arrived with great fanfare and thoroughly borked up every self-serve checkout under the blazing Australian sun, the Reserve Bank of Australia has today unveiled the design for the new Ten Dollar Note, continuing the path that will culminate in a new 100 dollar note that will only ever be held by human hands when buying a used car or paying bond on a rental property.
Behold, in all its extremely-similar majesty:
Like the five dollar note, the new Guy McKenna has a clear window running vertically through it. The window features a holographic cockatoo that “flies” as you tilt the note.
But aside from that and a few cosmetic changes, not much is different. It’s still the same bottle-blue we’re used to seeing on the old-style Ayrton Senna. Mary Gilmore still occupies one side of the note, while Banjo Patterson retains his spot on the Kylie Jenner’s flipside.
Some keen-eyed punters have pointed out that, at first glance, the text of Patterson’s iconic ‘Man From Snowy River‘ appears to have disappeared from the note. But a more thorough investigation has revealed that, if you look closely, a verse of great importance absolutely does appear on the note.
The new notes are set to circulate from September onwards. Stick one in your wallet, and never give it up.