Reserve Bank releases a new $20 note

The RBA has revealed the new-look $20 note

The RBA has revealed the new-look $20 note

THERE are big changes coming to our $20 notes - including clever features which will make it a counterfeiter's nightmare.

The RBA has revealed the new $20 banknote on Friday, which will be released into general circulation in October 2019.

The new look, like the old note, features portraits of successful businesswoman Mary Reibey and pioneer Reverend John Flynn.

Unlike the current version, the new note will have a more vibrant colour scheme and even a colour-changing kookaburra that flaps its wings when the note is tilted. Her journey is illustrated on the new $20 to celebrate her achievements.

In a nod to the famous Australians, excerpts of Reverend Flynn's The Bushman's Companion and the name of Reiby's ships will also be printed on the note.

Capitals' Holtby, Maple Leafs' Andersen trade saves in wild sequence
The goal marked Ovechkin's 650th career goal, pulling him within six of tying 13th place Brendan Shanahan, the Leafs president. Washington then went up 2-0 at 12:07 on a sequence that started when Wilson rocked the Leafs Jake Gardiner behind the net.

It will also have three raised bumps along each edge to assist people who are blind or have low vision.

These new security measures aren't exactly new overall though, the $5 and $10 notes got the anti-counterfeiting features in 2016 and 2017 respectively, while the Pineapple was updated last October.

Lowe also said the note will continue to 'celebrate the lives two outstanding Australians'. Reibey was a convict turned merchant, shipowner and trader.

"Large clear windows on polymer banknotes are extremely hard to counterfeit without it being obvious that the banknote is a counterfeit", Mr Boulton told The Australian ahead of the $20 note's release.

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