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Topic: Next Australia Generation of Banknotes: $5 Banknote Design Reveal  (Read 1632 times)
Seth
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 07:01:11 pm »

Get rid of the giant yellow protozoa and it would be a decent looking note.


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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 09:47:17 am »

Get rid of the giant yellow protozoa and it would be a decent looking note.

If only that was enough... The color scheme is all over the place, there is no dominant color. The transition between the design elements is non-existent. The Queen's portrait is outdated. It looks like a cheap fantasy note eBay is flooded with these days. The current Australian $5 notes may seem bland to some, but at least their design is clean.

One of unhappy Australians photoshopped a portrait of Dame Edna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dame_Edna_Everage) into the note. Looks much better that way!


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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 12:46:56 pm »

The actual notes look a bit better than the mockups, the microorganisms are not as bright.



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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 05:15:56 pm »

Hi AZ, where and how did you get your hands on one?

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 05:49:21 pm »

Hi AZ, where and how did you get your hands on one?

I did not, the images are from the web. It looks to be a regular circulation note, judging by the serial number.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 05:55:45 pm »

I was going to say, damn your good!

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 10:52:19 am »

The actual notes look a bit better than the mockups, the microorganisms are not as bright.


I am not sure how many people noticed the tactile feature on the Australian bank note. It is interesting that the Australian Central Bank decided to incorporate the tactile feature (because its bank notes are already designed with a feature that is recommended by the community that uses such features)

This is something that will make the BoC really proud as it is their idea that is being now implemented in the currency of another industrialized country. (There are different ways to provide tactile feature but this one I am most certain is BoC's idea).

However unlike the BoC the Australian central bank decided to put only one indentation as opposed to a set of six (on Canadian bank notes). This was described in initial discussion papers from the Australian central bank. What was not clear in the paper and is now seen in the publicly announced design is that the single indentation appears on two locations on the note. Looking at the face it is on the top left of the window and bottom right of the window.

It would be interesting to see if BoC builds on the improvements made by the Australian central bank.




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