The Reserve Bank of Australia has revealed the design of its Next Generation $20 banknote, which will begin circulating in October 2019.
The design of the polymer banknote continues to feature portraits of Mary Reibey, an 18th century successful business woman also known for her support of charity, religion and education, and Reverend John Flynn, pioneer of the world’s first medical service in 1928.
Like all banknotes of the Next Generation Banknote series, it will be printed on Guardian® polymer substrate and include representations of a native bird and a wattle plant. The $20 features a Laughing Kookaburra and the Acacia buxifolia wattle.
The $20 denomination includes similar key security features, as seen on all the Next Generation banknote series, including
- a clear window stretching from the top to the bottom of the banknote,
- a holographic foil in the clear window, likely to be KINEGRAM® ZERO.ZERO which is used on the already circulating Next Generation $5, $10 and $50 denominations,
- SPARK® optically variable ink, likely to be the SPARK® Live Rolling Bar variation, and
- a tactile feature consisting of three raised dots located at the top long edge of the banknote, enabling those with visual impairments to identify the note’s denomination.
The following denomination of the Next Generation Banknote Series to be issued is the $100, expected to be released in 2020.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has issued a video detailing the design of the $20 banknote on its YouTube channel, watch below:
Read the Reserve Bank of Australia $20 banknote press release.
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