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Australia New $20 note to be unveiled in Melbourne

02:50  01 october  2019
02:50  01 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Australia's new $ 20 note has a tactile feature to help the vision impaired. The note is the fourth to include the tactile feature, joining the , and notes , and will be unveiled at Vision Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday morning.

The new £ 20 note will enter circulation on 20 February 2020. Our new polymer £ 20 note entered circulation on 20 February 2020. Don’t worry, you can still use the paper £ 20 note for now. We’ll give you 6 months’ notice of the date you’ll no longer be able to use the paper £ 20 .

$20 note. © Reserve Bank of Australia $20 note. Australia's new $20 note has a tactile feature to help the vision impaired.

The note is the fourth to include the tactile feature, joining the $5, $10 and $50 notes, and will be unveiled at Vision Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday morning.

"These tactile features enable the 350,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision to now accurately and easily identify the cash they are handling, like the rest of the community, and that's how it should be," Vision Australia government relations manager Chris Edwards said.

The $20 has three raised bumps along the long edges to help distinguish it from other denominations.

It will still keep portraits of two significant Australians - ex-convict, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mary Reibey and the Reverend John Flynn, who set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The note will enter circulation on October 9.

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