The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that its new $10 polymer banknote will begin circulating on Wednesday 20 September 2017.
The new $10 will be the second of the Next Generation banknote series to be issued, following the release of the $5 on the 1 September last year.
The design of the banknote is centred around two famous Australian writers; Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Their work is recognised in several elements of the banknote’s features including a pen nib seen in the top-to-bottom clear window and poetry excerpts written in microprint.
The banknote will be printed on Guardian™ substrate from CCL Secure. Its security features are similar to that of the Next Generation five dollar banknote including a clear top-to-bottom window in which there is a holographic foil by Kurz – presumably Kinegram® Zero.Zero as per the $5 design. A rolling bar type optically variable feature is also included using colour changing ink, thought to be SPARK®.
Watch the film from the Reserve Bank YouTube channel to see the security features of the Next Generation $10 banknote.
Next Generation Banknotes of Australia
All banknotes of the Next Generation banknote series will include differing species of the native wattle plan as well as a native bird. The $10 banknote features a Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
All new banknotes retain some of the key aspects of the previous banknote series to aid with the transition to the new banknote designs, such as the banknote’s size and main colour theme. Each of the notes include a tactile security feature to assist those with visual impairments to identify the note’s denomination. The $10 has two raised circles on the front left of the banknote.
The next banknote from the Next Generation series is the $50, expected to be issued in 2018. The remaining $20 and $100 denominations will be issued in the following subsequent years.
Source: Reserve Bank of Australia, view here.