Border vision-impaired community members are eagerly waiting for distribution to ramp up of the new $10 note, the second to have a tactile feature.
The new $5 note released by the Reserve Bank in 2016 was the first to have two small bumps near the edge on each side of note.
While vision-impaired people had other means of sorting their notes – there is a plastic cash test device which determines the denomination by measuring length – Jeanette Newman of Vision Australia Albury’s client group said the notes were helpful.
“It (the cash test) can be time-consuming if you’re standing in the checkout line,” she said.
“I’ve had change back that was more than I was expecting.
“I like the $5 note, so I think the $10 will be good.”
Fellow member Cheryl Newman said with the new $50 note to be released next, she hoped the sequence would continue.
“If the $50 is next, I hope they keep going with four bumps, and then three for the twenty,” she said.