Our bank notes are recognizable by their bright colors and by the famous people that appear on them.

The Reserve Bank of Australia reckons the Australian dollar notes need a makeover starting with the five dollar note.

On the 1st of September it will be replaced. The plastic notes replaced paper notes in 1998 because the plastic notes were much harder to make.

The new notes will still be plastic and a little small but they will have even better security features and better still they will have a new tactile feature so that the blind or vision impaired will be able to tell the difference between the notes.

I think this is very important because it will so much harder for criminals to fake the notes and it will help the blind identify how much money they are handing over when purchasing items and they will not be taken for granted.

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