The Reserve Bank of Australia on Monday introduced its new design for the $5 bill by posting images of the new currency on social media.
“Innovative new security features have been incorporated to help keep Australia’s banknotes secure from counterfeiting into the future. As can be seen in the images, these include a distinctive top-to-bottom window. Each banknote in the new series will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the elements. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill,” said Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Glenn Stevens.
However, the bill soon attracted massive criticism from internet users. While some people called it “a clown’s puke,” “disgusting” and “vomit,” others simply expressed their disgust and astonishment at the new design.
The new bill will come into circulation this September. Higher denomination notes also will be updated with newer designs. With colors ranging from pink to yellow, green, blue, orange and even purple, the currency greatly resembles the coloring book of a young child who loves rainbow everything.
People even criticized the fact that the design features a picture of Queen Elizabeth II, whereas the back has images of the old and new Parliament houses. Some even went on to swear they would never use the new bills.
Check out some of the interesting remarks for the currency below.
Definitely looks like bacteria. https://t.co/vD1RtlP3UX— Jason Currie (@farside268) April 13, 2016
Apparently this is not an April Fool's joke. The new Australian $5 bill. O_o https://t.co/yFyiloCqoC— Fernando Gros (@fernandogros) April 11, 2016
"Vomit." "Disgusting." "Atrocity." Australians don't seem too keen on their new fiver. https://t.co/QqHiRbPtlE— Gian-Paolo Mendoza (@gplomacy) April 13, 2016
Another suggestion for the image on Australia's new $5 bill. pic.twitter.com/aZG1wXEYIk— Andrew Nette (@Pulpcurry) April 12, 2016