Australia's new $50 note unveiled by Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled a new $50 note. Source: AAP

The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the new $50 note design, which has upgraded security features and is easier to use for the vision impaired.

Australia's $50 note has been spruced up, with new security features and four bumps on each edge for the vision impaired, while maintaining the yellow colour which gives rise to its 'pineapple' nickname.

The Reserve Bank of Australia on Thursday unveiled the design for the new $50 note, which will be released into circulation in October.

As with the current design, the 'pineapple' features portraits of David Unaipon, an inventor and Australia's first published Aboriginal author, and Edith Cowan, the first female member of an Australian parliament.

A portrait of Edith Cowan, the first female member of an Australian parliament, on the new $50 bank note.
A portrait of Edith Cowan, the first female member of an Australian parliament, on the new $50 bank note.
RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

A portrait of David Unaipon, an inventor and Australia's first published Aboriginal author, on the new $50 bank note.
A portrait of David Unaipon, an inventor and Australia's first published Aboriginal author, on the new $50 bank note.
RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Source AAP - SBS

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