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A new design $5 banknote announced for Australia

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Today the Reserve Bank of Australia announced a new $5 note to come out on 1 September 2015. Details below

https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2016/mr-16-09.html

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The big query on talk back radio this afternoon was why there are toilet brushes emblazoned on both sides.
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I wish they'd replace the queens face with something else. :mrgreen:
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I know the economy here is fast going down the Dunny, but do we need toilet brushes on BOTH sides of the currency to REMIND us! :lol: :lol:
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At first glance, confusing and disjointed.
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Haha! Yes Margo, they do look a bit like toilet brushes ! :-)
How embarrasing!

I think they're supposed to be wattle blooms? Any other ideas anyone?

Also I think the Queen may have aged a bit since the portrait they will be using on the new note.
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:I wish they'd replace the queens face with something else. :mrgreen:
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For those interested in conspiracy theories, and this may seem way off the mark and ravings of the lunatic fringe.....but the soon to be "old" Australian Dollar note has, according to these guys on Youtube, got an "illuminati" connection on its design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYCCF0khp-U

just as the US Dollar has the "illuminati eye" on it
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The Queen doesn't look right or very nice on that note.

I hadn't thought of those as toilet brushes, but now that you mention it... :lol: I thought they looked like some type of virus/bacteria...just as bad an image. :?
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:I wish they'd replace the queens face with something else. :mrgreen:
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Glen, I am sure this is exactly what you meant.. Who'd want THIS on their new $5 bill?

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barrymckayau wrote: Image

Signed by a certain Glenn Stevens...
Moonlighting perhaps?
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Spartacus wrote:
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:I wish they'd replace the queens face with something else. :mrgreen:
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Glen, I am sure this is exactly what you meant.. Who'd want THIS on their new $5 bill?

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Just for a laugh!

Enjoy.

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ForMax wrote:
barrymckayau wrote: Image

Signed by a certain Glenn Stevens...
Moonlighting perhaps?
That's disturbing too. They look like Glen might have designed them....
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Why not feature Australian icons on Australian bank notes?

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-12/new-$5-note-design-ann ... _FBP%7Cabc

From the ABC online report today (URL above)

The new banknotes will be issued into circulation from September 1, 2016, although the RBA said it would take some time for the new banknotes to be widely circulated.

A short history of the fiver
A $5 banknote was first issued in Australia in 1967 and featured Sir Joseph Banks and Caroline Chisholm
The front of the current $5 banknote includes a picture of Queen Elizabeth II which was commissioned by the Reserve Bank in 1984
It appeared on the first polymer banknote on July 7, 1992


The back of the $5 banknote has pictures of the old and new Parliament Houses, which were opened in 1927 and 1988 respectively
Three designs of the $5 polymer banknote have been issued
A banknote celebrating the Centenary of Federation that featured Sir Henry Parkes and Catherine Helen Spence was issued in 2001

Source: Reserve Bank of Australia
"Innovative new security features have been incorporated to help keep Australia's banknotes secure from counterfeiting into the future," RBA Governor Glenn Stevens said in a statement.

"As can be seen in the images, these include a distinctive top-to-bottom window."

Pictures show key aspects of the existing design have been retained — colour, size and people portrayed — which the RBA said was for ease of recognition and to minimise the disruption to businesses.

The banknote also includes a new "tactile" feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different denominations.

The designs are the culmination of a process of extensive consultation with subject-matter experts and the cash-handling industry, as well as qualitative research involving focus groups, the statement said.

"Each banknote in the new series will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the elements," Mr Stevens said.

The $5 banknote features the Prickly Moses wattle and native Australian bird, the Eastern Spinebill.

Images of the design artwork for the new $5 banknote have been revealed to facilitate preparations for the smooth introduction of the new banknotes, the statement said.

Information on the new design and security features, which will be common to all banknotes in the new series, and how they work will be part of a public awareness campaign over coming months.

The objective of the campaign will be to ensure that members of the public are able to identify and use the range of new security features on the new $5 banknotes when they start to receive them.

The current series of banknotes can continue to be used even after the new banknotes are issued.
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:Why not feature Australian icons on Australian bank notes?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_the_Twist

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So the bird on the new $5 is supposed to be an Eastern Spinebill?

Here's one in its natural colors, and a bill tip covered in pollen.

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Not sure what the bird on the new fiver has been eating to get that color scheme... :shock:

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And here's Australia's new $20 note!

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I don't know who is getting paid to design such an awful note but they should be sacked.

I think my 5 year old grand daughter could do better.

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Bring back the Royal! At least that was a decent looking note.
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Here is some more suggestions ;
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This one is note a good look , maybe he should be his Budgee Smugglers !
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And the Flower looks nothing like the drawing on the note and yes the note looks like a Toilet Brush

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So that means we can eat the $5 note also !

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jjarmstrong47 wrote:Bring back the Royal! At least that was a decent looking note.

It was an immensely good looking note, needed a currency unit other than 'a royal' though. Glen posted pics of it, the engraving was exquisite.
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barrymckayau wrote:And here's Australia's new $20 note!

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I love it, its the note that says - Look at moi, LOOOOK at MOOIIEE!!!

And its noice, its different, its unewwsuall! :lol:
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Machaggis52 wrote:
jjarmstrong47 wrote:Bring back the Royal! At least that was a decent looking note.

It was an immensely good looking note, needed a currency unit other than 'a royal' though. Glen posted pics of it, the engraving was exquisite.
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On a side note few realise in 1966 we very NEARLY got a currency called a ROYAL not a dollar. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

That super conservative, and arch Royalist, and Queen Elizabeth sycophant Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies wanted ROYAL - and no-one was game to tell him we'd then be the laughing stock of the world.

The ROYAL currency notes were designed and fully printed. Thank GAWD some sanity prevailed at the last moment! $20/20 Royals was our highest face value note back then.
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The new $5 Queen Georgiana of Australia Banknote is unveiled here -

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y7P58XtyY4

It was actually filmed in Government House on the Sydney Harbour -- how they got permission to do that amazes me.

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MargoZ wrote: 12 Apr 2016 21:36
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:I wish they'd replace the queens face with something else. :mrgreen:
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Glen, I am sure this is exactly what you meant.. Who'd want THIS on their new $5 bill?

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Just for a laugh!

Enjoy.

Very clever Spartacus :lol: :lol: but disturbing at the same time!
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