The RBA unveiled the new Australian $5 note this morning and people are not happy.
While the colour, size and picture of the Queen has remained, the new design includes a native Australian bird, the Eastern Spinebill and Prickly Moses wattle.
The response on social media has ranged from “ugly”, “looks like vomit”, “hideous” and “like a mid-80s primary school mural”.
Some have suggested that “bringing rum back as currency would be a step up” while others have commented that they thought the “new five dollar note thing was just a really bad meme”.
Naturally the parody suggestions have been rolling in on Twitter since the news was announced.
Here’s a selection:
please support my very poorly conceived idea for the new new 5 dollar note pic.twitter.com/0KzokZEfni
— illy boo-cean ???? (@IllyBocean) April 12, 2016
— Michael G. ????⚪???? (@mickeyg4) April 12, 2016
420 immortalise it. pic.twitter.com/6m71k2QZXz
— Cam Tyeson (@camtyeson) April 12, 2016
Do snapchat filters count as defacing currency? pic.twitter.com/ShWZrAPBkw
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) April 12, 2016
Let’s just stop pretending and flick the switch. pic.twitter.com/1bTjZ12gpI
— Mark Di Stefano ???????? (@MarkDiStef) April 11, 2016
— jonnyforeigner (@j_foreigner) April 11, 2016
I just spent 5 minutes using the snapchat features on the new five dollar bill. What am I doing with my life. pic.twitter.com/wii1x7NBih
— Hannah Scott (@HannahRScott) April 12, 2016
Fivers are now 'clivers': New five dollar note to feature Clive Palmer
Worth more than a (QLD) nickel? pic.twitter.com/do3tzkOV2A
— Ron Erdos (@RonErdos) April 12, 2016
GUYS I FIXED THE NEW FIVE DOLLAR NOTE! pic.twitter.com/UufE3wDzLt
— dylab nehan (@dylabolical) April 12, 2016
Still more a fan of these redesigns tbh pic.twitter.com/x61en1kAHB
— Dan Smith (@0DanSmith) April 11, 2016
— Lincoln Humphries (@LBHumphries) April 12, 2016
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