Australia's Ten Dollar Note

@JudyEv (254979)
Rockingham, Australia
June 23, 2020 8:49am CST
Every country has its own currency and I’ve written about our $20 and $50 notes some time ago. The ten dollar note has been issued in several different guises. Since September 2017 it has been a polymer note with a transparent window. There are two portraits of famous Australian poets on the note. AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson is featured on the obverse and Dame Mary Gilmore on the reverse. Arguably, Paterson’s most famous poem was The Man From Snowy River which later was adapted to a high-grossing film. The centre panel is transparent and hopefully you can make out a pen nib, two images of a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and finally a windmill. The edges of the panel feature the bramble wattle (Acacia victoriae). It’s quite an attractive note, don’t you think?
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• India
11 Jul 20
Did the Australian currency also carry photos of Queen Elizabeth?
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Jul 20
A lot of our currency has had images of the queen.
• India
12 Jul 20
@JudyEv Australia is a crown dependence of her ?
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Jul 20
@piyushbhatia1 She is our sovereign but really it's just in name only. Britain has no say now in how we govern our country.
@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
I read about this note a month ago, someone said this ten dollar note has covid-19 picture on it (the clear circle with furry white stuff on the edge). I had a good laugh.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Haha - yes, I can see that. I must get a photo of our wattle tree as it's in bloom now.
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@YrNemo (19391)
24 Jun 20
@JudyEv Oh, so that furry thing is the symbol of the wattle blooms? Dear God! (I never thought of that, I thought it was the crown of the queen or something similar...)
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
@YrNemo Some of the wattles have fluffy blooms. Photo courtesy: Kaylajoy109 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
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@Tampa_girl7 (47200)
• United States
26 Jun 20
They are attractive.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jun 20
Thanks.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47200)
• United States
26 Jun 20
@JudyEv I’ve always thought that our money could be prettier.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun 20
@Tampa_girl7 Our mint prints some really nice coins too but the market is coin collectors. It's a money-making business for them.
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@DocAndersen (50272)
• United States
24 Jun 20
Money, not in the US, is so beautiful. Our (US) coins are pretty, our notes are boring!
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
We have found the notes pretty 'ordinary' in other countries too.
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@DocAndersen (50272)
• United States
24 Jun 20
@JudyEv Malaysia has amazing notes, so does Thailand. The Euro replaced so many beautiful currencies!
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jun 20
@DocAndersen It's decades since we were in Thailand so I don't remember the currency there.
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@just4him (255006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jun 20
Yes, it is a very attractive note. It puts our currency to shame.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
It does seem that our currency is a bit more attractive than that of some countries.
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@just4him (255006)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jun 20
@JudyEv Yes, it is.
@DianneN (238155)
• United States
23 Jun 20
It's very pretty and quite colorful. Hubs and I kid around with foreign money and say it all looks like Monopoly money or play money. We are used to the good old green of the US of A.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
I wouldn't mind a bit more 'Monopoly' money!
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@DianneN (238155)
• United States
24 Jun 20
@JudyEv Money is money!
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@wolfgirl569 (48811)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Jun 20
I like how those are made
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
The colours in the middle panel were hard to photograph.
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@wolfgirl569 (48811)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Jun 20
@JudyEv They look like they would be.
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@nawala123 (21103)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 20
It is similar to what we had when i was a kid. 100.000 rupiah,the highest note we have. Is that The Queen in the reserve?
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Jun 20
No, as I said in the text, it's Dame Mary Gilmore.
@Jessicalynnt (50611)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 20
those are very pretty
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jun 20
All our notes are quite pretty. I like how they have all this different 'stuff' on them - that most of us never notice and don't know anything about.
@sol_cee (27821)
• Philippines
24 Jun 20
Wow! Poets on bills! In my country, it’s mostly national heroes or presidents.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
We've had other prominent people too but not too many political people.
@CarolDM (157206)
• United States
23 Jun 20
Very attractive indeed. Another interesting trivia post Judy.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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@Arrazzi (272)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 20
Yes.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Thanks.
@louievill (28740)
• Philippines
23 Jun 20
It's very beautiful, I hope our country would start issuing polymer notes, with our weather and humidity paper does not last very long and it's getting more expensive to produce them than the value of the note itself lol
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
The polymer has been used for a while now. I put one through the wash once and I can tell you - they don't like being ironed dry!!
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@LindaOHio (76155)
• United States
23 Jun 20
It's quite lovely and very different.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Our notes are quite attractive really.
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• United States
23 Jun 20
Your $10 note certainly is attractive and so much nicer than our blah money
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun 20
Maybe you do too but the different colours make it easier to differentiate between the values.