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Australia's new $50 bank note revealed

A new-look $50 note has arrived.

The design of the new note is similar to the $5 and $10 notes and features tactile dots for vision impaired Australians, along with improved security features.

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The old $50 note is said to be the most prone to counterfeit.

The new look currency is expected to go into circulation later this month.

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The new notes are an important move for the more than 300,000 blind and visually-impaired people in Australia, RBA spokesman Linsday Boulton said.

“It’s probably the most significant feature we have on our banknotes.”

The note’s added security features include a top-to-bottom window, three images along the window and a motif which changes colour with movement.

Australia’s first tactile note was the $5 bill, in 2016, followed by the$10 bill last year.

A revamped $20 bill is expected to be released in 2019 and a $100 note will follow in 2020.

Portraits on the note remain the same, featuring Australia’s first published Aboriginal author and inventor David Unaipon and the first female member of an Australian parliament, Edith Cowan.