In With the New Blue Dollar

Published: 17 February 2017

new ten dollar note

$10 note is feeling blue that it’s being replaced.

Say hello to this new ten-dollar note.

Image © 2017 AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Following in the footsteps of the $5 note, which hit wallets last September, the Reserve Bank of Australia will soon be releasing a brand spankin’ new $10 banknote, because why not?

The new note will retain its blue tones and the faces of literary talents and takes on new splashes of yellow and tactile features.

The currency will have a top-to-bottom clear window and a rolling patch of colour to secure it from counterfeiting.

There's also images of yellow bramble wattle and a sulphur-crested cockatoo.
Microprint excerpts of the writings of AB 'Banjo' Paterson and Dame Mary Gilmore will remain.

The new $10 banknote will be issued from September, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday. So don’t go throwing out your $10 notes just yet! Alternatively, you’ve got from now till September to start spending those old notes on some smashed avo.

There's believed to be about 120 million $10 notes already in circulation. Which means only one thing, it’s probably going to take a while to get our hands on these shiny blue bad boys!

With AAP