Yesterday The Reserve Bank unveiled the design of Australia’s new $5 banknote which will begin circulating in September this year. The new note will still feature the Queen and Parliament House but now has the added features of an Eastern Spinebill, a Prickly Moses Wattle and an ugly as fuck river situated awkwardly down middle.
The new note will also have extra tangibility to help the vision impaired (yay!), unfortunately it looks like it was made by the vision impaired and the added security features it has against counterfeiting rely on the fact that no one wants to counterfeit something that ugly.
Since its unveiling social media has blown up with criticism with some calling it hideous, others calling it a joke and one girl aptly stating it looks like an mid 80s primary school mural. The only saving grace of the note is that designers have kept the beautiful whale fellatio that has been the pride and joy of Australian 13 year olds everywhere. Somebody give those people a raise!
But not to worry as there are already heaps of new designs circulating the web to choose from, here are some of our favourites…