Today the Reserve Bank has unveiled a redesign of Australia’s $5 banknote, which will be issued into circulation from September.
The fresh design will still feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was commissioned by the RBA way back in in 1984. There’s also a bunch of new colorful icons and an odd gradient of dull colours. Nice!
The Queen's face is on every coin, does she have to be on the new $5 note? pic.twitter.com/PqLLdPaAeu
— Adam Todd (@_AdamTodd) April 12, 2016
The response to our new fiver has been mixed to say the least.
With the new design for the note being released, Australians again have asked themselves: why do we have the damn queen on our money, since she hasn’t set foot in Australia in five years and has little to no impact on our politics? Looking to remedy this, the people have spoken and have offered some more fitting alternatives.
What abbott another irrelevant previous head of state?
— Œlde Misty Eÿe (@maxuthink) April 11, 2016
Or some other Aussie pollies?
Fivers are now 'clivers': New five dollar note to feature Clive Palmer
Worth more than a (QLD) nickel? pic.twitter.com/do3tzkOV2A
— Ron Erdos (@RonErdos) April 12, 2016
please support my very poorly conceived idea for the new new 5 dollar note pic.twitter.com/0KzokZEfni
— Illy Bocean (@IllyBocean) April 12, 2016
How about some true-blue Aussie icons?
— Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart) April 11, 2016
— Lincoln Humphries (@LBHumphries) April 12, 2016
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) April 12, 2016
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) April 12, 2016
Never gonna happen…
Let’s just stop pretending and flick the switch. pic.twitter.com/1bTjZ12gpI
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) April 11, 2016
— #Bcott Sridges (@thewetmale) April 12, 2016
Do snapchat filters count as defacing currency? pic.twitter.com/ShWZrAPBkw
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) April 12, 2016
But most importantly…
— Hayley Sorensen (@HayleySorensen) April 12, 2016
This Aussie designer went further than everyone, and pretty much redesigned the whole AUD currency with these brilliant notes, that truly reflect our nations fave things: