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Reserve Bank releases a new $20 note

Reserve Bank releases a new $20 note with advanced security features that will make it near-impossible to counterfeit

  • Reserve Bank unveiled new $20 note expected to go into circulation in October 
  • Note will still feature Mary Reibey and John Flynn with added security features
  • Unlike the current version, the new note will have a colour-changing kookaburra  

The Reserve Bank has unveiled the first look at the new $20 note that will go into circulation later this year. 

RBA officials on Friday revealed the new design that will include advanced security features that will make it nearly impossible to counterfeit.   

The note will still feature Mary Reibey and Reverend John Flynn, but will have a distinct clear window running down the center.

Unlike the current version, the new note will have a more vibrant colour scheme and even a colour-changing kookaburra that flaps its wings when the note is tilted.  

New and improved: RBA officials on Friday revealed the new design that will include advanced security features that will make it nearly impossible to counterfeit

Before: Unlike the current version, the new note will have a more vibrant colour scheme and even a colour-changing kookaburra that flaps its wings when the note is tilted

Before: Unlike the current version, the new note will have a more vibrant colour scheme and even a colour-changing kookaburra that flaps its wings when the note is tilted

In a nod to the famous Australians, excerpts of Reverend Flynn’s The Bushman’s Companion and the name of Reiby’s ships will also be printed on the note.  

Other new additions include a box-leaf wattle and three raised bumps as a ‘tactile’ feature to make it easier to identify the note from others. 

The release of the new $20 comes a year after a new $50 was rolled out in 2018 

RBA first released a modernised $5 in 2016, followed by the $10 in 2017.    

A new $100 note is expected to be released next year.    

RBA Govenor Philip Lowe said the ‘same innovative security features’ from the previously released notes have been incorporated in the 20 to fight counterfeiting.  

Lowe also said the note will continue to ‘celebrate the lives two outstanding Australians.’  

‘Their stories are told through the images we have incorporated on the banknote, which provide a rich and diverse narrative about their life in Australia,’ he said. 

The new $20 note expected to go into circulation in October

The new $20 note expected to go into circulation in October

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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