Size: 137 x 65mm
Paper type: Polymer
Main colour: Blue
The Australian ten dollar note is a denomination of Australian currency. The new ten-dollar \ polymer banknote was issued on 20 September 2017 and depicts the same historical characters that it has since 1993. A portrait of Australian bush poet, journalist and author Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson is featured on the obverse of the note, while an Australian writer and journalist Dame Mary Jean Gilmore is featured on the reverse. Each denomination in the new series of Australian dollar banknotes will feature a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the security features. On the $10 banknote, these are the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
Security features can help you to tell if a new Australian ten-dollar note is fake or real.
Look for multiple security features in the clear top-to-bottom window. The window should be an integral part of the banknote and not an addition. Check that the security features in the window cannot be easily rubbed off.
Tilt the banknote to see a Cockatoo move its wings.
Inside the homestead at the bottom of the window is a number 10 that changes direction.
Rolling colour effect
On the reverse of the banknote in the top corner you will see a prominent patch that changes colour in a rolling effect.
On the obverse of the 10 australian dollar banknote you will see the rolling colour effect on the cockatoo above the signatures.
There is a tactile feature to assist vision-impared people.
In multiple locations on both sides of the note you can see clearly defined tiny text, including excerpts from "The man from the snowy river" by Banjo Peterson.
Under UV light
There is a tactile feature to assist vision-impared people.Put the 10 australian dollar banknote under UV light and on the obverse of the note you will see a bird and wattle feature revealed. On the other side you will see the serial number glow and the year of print appear.